The most common form of migraine treatment today is the use of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Not only are these medications costly, but they also can cause numerous, negative side effects.
Here are some common drug therapies and their side effects.
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•Abnormal Sensations (tingling, burning)
•Neck, Jaw, and Throat Pain
The BBC is reporting that up to a million people have “completely preventable” severe headaches caused by taking too many painkillers.
Many people are trapped in a “vicious cycle” of taking pain relief, which then causes even more headaches.
But what if there was a way to get the underlying cause of the Migraines?
Not just cover it up but eliminate the Migraines completely by getting to the reason why you are getting the headaches?
Is it possible?
Have you ever had a car crash, fall, sports injury, or have you been a victim of domestic violence?
Have you been knocked unconscious, had a concussion, whiplash , or other injury to your head, neck or spine?
If you have had a head or neck trauma it is likely that you have suffered an undetected injury to your upper neck. Upper neck injuries are very common, especially in those suffering with migraines.
When the upper neck is misaligned due to accidents and injuries it changes the way the brain is working.
Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the MRI machine has been doing some amazing research. He’s been able to show that when someone has a misalignment in the upper neck it is actually changing the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to, from and through the brain. CSF is the fluid that lubricates the brain and spinal cord.
The obstruction comes as the first few bones in the neck become misaligned causing a backup of CSF and increased pressure inside the head. The research shows that when this upper neck misalignment is corrected by a specialized upper cervical procedure such as NUCCA, the pressure inside the head decreases and the CSF flow becomes normal.
What is NUCCA? NUCCA stands for National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association. The NUCCA procedure is unique because it frees the nervous system of interference by using a precise, non-invasive, gentle touch technique. NUCCA can help you feel better regardless of your circumstances because your central nervous system affects all human function, therefore when it is inhibited, varying conditions or problems may result, but when it’s clear, optimal health and well-being can be realized.
The focus of the NUCCA work is on a small misalignment of the bone structure that connects the head and neck, a condition called the Atlas Subluxation Complex. This misalignment can block the communication between your brain and body causing pain, stress, tension, and overall physical and emotional dysfunction.
Some of the many symptoms that can be relieved by correction of the Atlas Subluxation Complex include but are not limited to:
•Neck and back pain
•Headaches and Migraines
•Chronic pain or stress
•Leg and arm numbness
Only 250 doctors in the world are trained in this unique type of spinal care. The NUCCA treatment consists of sophisticated calculations to find and remove nerve interference at the base of the skull. The Results are astounding.
To see if your migraines can be helped by this revolutionary adjustment, you can search for a NUCCA specialist in your area.
Dr. Giancarlo Licata, D.C. is an Upper Cervical Specialist and Pediatric Chiropractor in Pasadena, California, trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He is in private practice in Southern California in the city of Arcadia. He specializes in correcting 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. The NUCCA approach is a gentle and precise approach perfect for families with no crunching, twisting or cracking necessary. More information can be found on his website at http://www.licataclinic.com