Migraine statistics are astounding. As many as 38 million people in America have migraines, while 45 million complain of headaches. Even children suffer from this condition. In fact, 20% of all children under the age of 18 have experienced at least one serious headache.
3 Common Headache Types
There are as many as 150 headache types. Here are a few of the most common ones and their symptoms.
Migraines: Actually, this is a neurovascular condition that has a pounding headache as one of its symptoms. Here are few more signs of a migraine:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Visual disturbances
Tension Headaches: This is the = most common headache type and is frequently caused by muscle contractions in the neck coming from stress.
Cluster Headaches: This is the rarest and most debilitating headache and presents with the following symptoms:
- Throbbing, constant pain
- One-sided pain
- Occurs multiple times in a day
- Pain behind the eye causing it to tear
- May last for a week or longer
The most basic treatment to care for a migraine or other headache types is to take over-the-counter or prescription drugs. However, people are finding these to be a mere temporary fix to a long-lasting problem. They want a natural alternative that provides long-term benefits. I’d like to introduce you to upper cervical chiropractic care.
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Finding Help for Migraines and Other Headaches
A connection between a misalignment in the upper neck and the above-mentioned headaches has repeatedly been observed. If the C1 or C2 vertebra move out of place, it can cause vascular and neurological disturbances. Here at Advanced Spinal Washington, we specialize in finding these misalignments. They may be as small as ¼ of a millimeter and still cause havoc in the body.
Once we find the area the misalignment is located in, we use a gentle method to help the bones to move back into place naturally. The body then works to reverse the damage, resulting in a decrease in the frequency or intensity of migraines. Some see them go away completely.
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