Migraines can be extremely hard to cope with and can affect one’s work, personal, and family life. A survey conducted by the United States government revealed that 14% of its citizens have had a migraine or other serious headache type in the last 3 months. Migraines often leave their sufferers exhausted and out of commission for a few days at a time. When migraines hit, an answer to the pain is all one can focus on. Recently, peppermint oil has been touted as the latest and greatest thing for migraines. Does it really help?
Migraines and Peppermint Oil
According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, peppermint oil is supposed to help with migraines if it is applied to the temples and forehead. Some reported it did indeed help and were happy to use it as it did not come along with such side effects as rebound headaches. But this did not prove true for everyone. Some actually felt the peppermint oil increased their migraine. This may be due to the fact that your sense of smell often becomes hypersensitive when you are enduring migraines. Peppermint oil is one of the strongest scents you can find, which may be why it brings on migraines in some people. The truth of the matter is that even peppermint oil wears off after a bit, and migraines may continue to occur if the root cause is not addressed.
Finding the Underlying Cause of Migraines in Glendale, California
Here at Health Edge Family Spinal Care, we understand the delicate relationship between the bones of the upper neck and migraines. If either the C1 or C2 vertebra is misaligned, they can put pressure on the brainstem, causing it to send improper signals to the brain. Nerves and blood vessels can also become irritated, reducing blood flow to the brain and causing pain. All of this can cause migraines to happen.
We employ a gentle method to help the neck bones to realign themselves, and the body can then begin to repair the damage done. This often leads to a reduction in migraines or an elimination of them completely.
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Dr. Armen Manoucherian of Health Edge Family Spinal Care in Glendale, California is a Glendale Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He has helped many children and adults find natural relief in Glendale, California. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Burbank. He is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.healthedgela.com