Migraines are often described as causing extreme, throbbing pain in the head. Only 1% of people escape having some kind of a headache in their entire life. In a year’s time, 90% of people experience a headache. When it comes to migraines, about 17% of the world’s population get them. This means that, at one time or another, 1 billion people are suffering from a migraine. Yet, this condition remains a mystery. Research continues to abound, but few answers are found. So what do we know?
Migraines are neurological in origin making them different than headaches. They have a wide variety of symptoms including:
Light and sound sensitivity
Nausea and possible vomiting
One thing that researchers agree on is that migraines often occur due to a lack of oxygen and blood flow to the brain. This can be linked to a misalignment of the bones of the upper neck, in particular, the C1 and C2 vertebrae. A misalignment here, even if it is as small...
Here at Balanced Atlas and Migraine Center, we help our patients by using a gentle method to realign the bones of the upper neck in an attempt to reverse the abnormal process of central sensitization. Patients often see a decrease in migraines and fibromyalgia once in proper alignment. Some even see both conditions go away completely.