Migraine headaches are moving up on the list of health problems that debilitate people around the world each year. In fact, according to the Migraine Foundation, Migraine ranks in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses. Gender seems to be a major influencing factor in determining who is most likely to suffer from this ailment. Statistics show a breakdown of 15% prevalence for women compared to only 6% for men.
Migraines occur in random episodes, bringing on a pounding headache that is often times preceded by blurry eyesight, sensitivity to light or loud sounds, and sometimes vomiting. Migraines may be brought on by stress, a change in hormones, sudden changes in routine, and consumption of certain foods like chocolate, cheese, and wine.
Current medical treatment for migraines is largely pharmaceutically based. The current thinking is that the cause of migraine is unknown, and as a result, drugs are prescribed to migraine patients instead of looking for causes. One promising natural form of migraine care is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care.
At Hoʻōla Chiropractic, we focus on finding the cause of your problem and providing a tailored solution to it based on your own unique anatomy. For many people, a spinal misalignment in the upper cervical (upper neck) area can potentially cause migraine headaches. By fixing these upper cervical misalignments Dr. Timothy Luke has been able to help many migraine sufferers find relief naturally. In fact, research shows that upper cervical chiropractic care is an effective candidate for helping migraine sufferers.
One study of 127 migraine sufferers in Australia found that those that received chiropractic treatment had fewer attacks and needed to take less medication than those without chiropractic treatment.
1. Bonello, Rod. "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Migraine." Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. Elsevier Inc, Feb. 2000. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.
2. Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, et al. Evidence based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2011; 34: 274-89.
3. Hubbard, Todd A., and Janice D. Kane. "Chiropractic Management of Essential Tremor and Migraine: A Case Report." Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. Elsevier, June 2012. Web. 27 Apr. 2017.