Migraine Chiropractor | Rochester
Looking for relief from your migraines? In need of a chiropractor for migraines? Did you know that according to the migraine research foundation, migraines are the 6th most disabling illness in the world? Migraines seem to be very common but they should never be considered “normal.” Some migraine studies indicate that 13% of adults in the US population suffer from migraines. Migraines are most commonly seen in women between the ages of 35-55. Many migraine sufferers have a hard time with daily functions and will miss work during a migraine attack. The most common approach to migraines is lying down in a dark room and waiting it out while concurrently taking different types of pain medications.
In a study published on the upper cervical monograph “Effect of Atlas Vertebrae Realignment in Subjects with Migraine: An Observational Pilot Study.” By Woodfield and H. Charles, 11 patients with migraine headaches had significant improvement with NUCCA care.
Recent research from Dr Scott Rosa uses upright MRIs to show how a misalignment in the upper cervical spine changes the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to and from the brain. As discussed earlier, CSF flow acts as a transport mechanism to the central nervous system; it brings nutrients to the brain and takes toxins from the brain.
When the first few bones of the upper part of your spine are misaligned, it causes a back up of CSF and blood, which causes an increase in intracranial pressure. Studies show that when a misalignment of the upper part of the neck is corrected the pressure decreases and the CSF flow becomes normal.
Poor drainage of CSF and blood due to improper positioning of bones in the upper part of the neck is under review as the cause of many neurodegenerative conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
If you suffer from migraines and are looking for a chiropractor to help give you some relief, reach out to us!