Migraines and headaches are on the rise. Every year 12 million Americans seek care from their family physician for head pain. This not only affects one’s health and social life but also takes a financial toll. The yearly cost of headaches in healthcare costs and loss of productivity comes in at $31 billion. This is a huge burden for those experiencing headaches, employers, and family members of those suffering.
When one seeks care for migraines an MRI or CT scan is often the first thing ordered in order to rule out any underlying problem. However, these are starting to be seen as unnecessary testing that is adding more needless costs. Doctors are now trying to implement a new approach – making lifestyle changes – to help their patients cope with migraines. One thing that is being recommended is to keep a headache journal so as to pinpoint what may be triggering migraines and working to avoid these things. What are some common triggers?
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Here at our Wapakoneta, OH office, we have seen great success in caring for patients with migraines. We offer a cost-effective, alternative option to help you care for the pain of this condition. The reason that migraines occur remains a bit of a mystery to the medical research community. However, a link has been established between migraines and a misalignment in the bones of the upper neck.
The C1 and C2 vertebrae are susceptible to misalignment due to their mobility and location. They have the important job of protecting the brainstem. However, if head trauma or other injury occurs, these bones can move out of place and actually begin to put stress on the brainstem. This causes improper signals to be sent to the brain and body, resulting in migraines and other serious health problems.
Using a gentle, precise method, we help the bones to move back into place, restoring communication and often leading to an improvement in migraine symptoms or an elimination of them entirely.
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