Migraines have a devastating affect on those who suffer from its affects. Worldwide there are as many as 46% of the population with an active headache issue and an estimated 10% of the American population with the condition.1,2 Migraines are more prevalent among women than they are men.
Migraines are typically managed by healthcare providers by prescription medications and in rare case surgery. Given the wide the varying efficacy of powerful drugs and traditional treatment options, migraine patients are now seeking more natural treatment options. The new standard procedure in hospitals is to council patients on lifestyle and behavioral factors as they relate to their migraines. The classic triggers such as red wine, chocolate, and caffeine are not as bad as previously though but should be taken in moderation. Other factors such as proper nutrition and sleep, physical exercise, and meditation are recommended to balance the nervous sytem.
Doctors are now recommending a new natural approach. Doctors are recommending an increased amount of certain fats for those suffering with chronic migraines. By taking eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) found in fish oil, a new study shows reduced risk of migraines for those with chronic episodes.2 The effects of Fish Oil and has been to help lower inflammation and this study shows promise for to help migraines but is not a solution.
Migraine specialist Dr Tymothy Flory has been helping his patients achieve natural relief from migraines in Upland, CA. Dr Flory is an Upper Cervical Chiropractor that specializes in balancing the nervous system by focusing on the Atlas bone (C1 vertebra). This bone plays an important role in the how the body functions as it house the brain stem where the brain turns into the spinal cord forming the central nervous system.
When the Atlas is misaligned from its normal position often headaches are a late stage symptom. In a scientific review of 100 patients with migraines that had Atlas misalignments, all patients improved with as little as 1-2 Upper Cervical Chiropractic Adjustments.3
- Stovner LJ, Hagen K, Jensen R, Katsarva Z, Lipton R, Scher A, Steiner T, Zwart JA. The global burden of headache: a documentation of headache prevalence and disability worldwide. Cephalgia 2007;27(3):193-210
- Askin G, Ghiasvand R, Khorvash F, Maghsoudi Z, Sadeghi O. The relationship between different fatty acids intake and frequency of migraine attacks. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 2015 May-Jun; 20(3): 334–339.
- Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003;AUG(3):1-10
Dr. Tymothy Flory, Dr. James Weiss and Dr. Jameson Wong of Atlas Spinal Care in Upland, California are Upper Cervical Specialists trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Their upper cervical clinic also serves Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, Glendora and surrounding areas. They are uniquely trained to correct 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.