Can a problem in your neck be contributing to your Migraine Headaches?
The most common misconception about Upper Cervical care is that it ONLY helps with back and neck pain. Although the Encinitas chiropractor at K2 Health Center can certainly tackle problems like low back pain and neck pain headaches, these patients actually represent a small percentage of people that seek care at K2. Patients suffering from a wide range of conditions, including migraines, have had their health completely changed. At K2, we recognize that the body is a self-healing and self-regulating organism controlled 100% by the central nervous system. Understanding that basic fact can completely change the way one looks at the health of the body and more importantly how one chooses to treat health issues of the body.
The nervous system is the first organ system to form in the womb and everything else grows off of it. It is also the only system in the body that DOES NOT regenerate like other systems do. For example, red blood cells regenerate every 120 days, the skeletal system regenerates every 7 years. Basically, you are born with a nervous system that can grow very easily but DOES NOT regenerate very well, thus it is of utmost importance to protect and preserve the master control system of the body, THE NERVOUS SYSTEM!
The nervous is housed completely in BONE. The brain is inside the skull and the spinal cord runs down the middle of the spine. Upper cervical care offered at K2 Health Center is based on the universal law of cause and effect. For every effect or symptom, physical or mental, there MUST be a cause. At K2, we focus on locating and removing interference to the central nervous system that results in health conditions. Removing this interference allows the body to heal itself naturally without harmful drugs or risky surgeries. An upper cervical correction is very gentle and controlled; there is no pulling, twisting, or cracking of the head. This precise force allows the head, neck, and spine to return to proper position, thus removing the interference and restoring balance to the body.
If you are currently suffering from migraines, you already know very well the symptoms of pain, sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting. Some migraine sufferers even experience visual disturbances, numbness, tingling, clumsiness, or have difficulty communicating. Conventional treatments in the medical world consist of treating the symptoms with over-the-counter and prescription medications. Unfortunately, drug therapy in NO WAY addresses the underlying cause at play.
Studies show that over 80% of headaches in general stem from the cervical spine. It only makes sense to first assess this vital region and make corrections as needed.
Dr. Seymour Diamond, Executive Director of the National Headache Foundation, has announced that new imaging techniques now allow scientists to identify what they believe to be a cause of migraines: a malfunctioning brain stem. When the brain stem, located near the top of the neck malfunctions, it increases the swelling of blood vessels surrounding the brain, setting up a chain reaction that results in a migraine headache.
Upper Cervical chiropractors receive extensive training and education in both upper cervical spine and the brain stem. They use the latest technology to analyze and correct upper cervical misalignment and achieve predictable results that heal. The goal of Upper Cervical is to correct spinal misalignment and to restore normal function to the brain stem and nervous system, thus correcting the cause of migraines instead of treating the symptoms.
If you live in the Encinitas area and you’re searching for a “chiropractor near me” that specializes in migraines and Upper Cervical corrections give us a call at K2 Health Center (760) 456-9470.
Dr. John Kupper, DC
K2 Health Center