Is there a way to solve Migraines without Panadol?Almost everybody will experience a headache in their life. The cause may be due to a range of lifestyle factors, however frequent headaches are a symptom of something serious. If you are currently living with migraine headaches, you know the classic symptoms of pain, sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, and vomiting. Some migraine sufferers also experience visual disturbances, numbness, tingling, clumsiness, or have difficulty communicating.
Typical medical treatments include medications, however, if youâ€™ve read the packaging you know that all of the common migraine drugs can cause serious side effects. Many practitioners see headaches as something minor, despite the fact that millions of people complain of headaches every year. For those suffering with headaches, they understand that the pain can be disabling; impacting work, family life, hobbies, relationships with friends and finances.
What Causes Headaches and Migraines?
Migraines are types of headaches which can be more serve and cause additional symptoms; such as nausea, sensitivity to light or visual disturbances.
Triggers for headaches or migraines include:
- Head trauma
- Neck movements
- Excessive light or sound
- Hormonal changes
- Weather changes
- Cigarette smoke
- and even the use of a low pillow!
However, it is important to understand that these â€œtrigger factorsâ€ do not cause headaches or migraines.
Dr. Seymour Diamond, Executive Director of the National Headache Foundation, announced that new imaging techniques now allow scientists to identify what they believe to be a cause of migraines: a malfunctioning brain stem. When your brain stem, located near the top of the neck malfunctions, it increases the swelling of blood vessels surrounding the brain, compressing the nerves, setting up a chain reaction that results in a migraine headache.
Read more about How Nerve Problems Causes Headaches and Migraines, here.
What Happens Over Time?
A misalignment (known as a Subluxation) in the Upper Cervical spine (neck) can affect the function of your brain stem. This, in turn, causes migraine headaches. Car accidents, sports injuries, work-related injuries, physical or emotional stress, falls, or even birth trauma can cause Upper Cervical mis-alignments.
If left untreated this can worsen over time. If the Subluxation persists this imbalance will also put more pressure on the bones and muscles in the area. Over time this results in chronically tightened muscles (which cannot be fixed with acupuncture or massage) and the bones deforming, setting in changes that are harder to correct in your nervous system.
This continued swelling around the brain stem can also lead to:
- Reduced immune function
- Digestive problems
- Low energy and fatigue
- Hormonal imbalances
How Can Chiropractic Help?
Medication is only a short-term relief and doesnâ€™t address the underlying CAUSE. Patients that chronically using pain killers experience more painful headaches or migraines in the future. Analysis has revealed that the cause is often problems in the neck, particularly the Upper Cervical spine, irritating the nerves that supply information to your head, neck and face. This is why patients are advised to visit a Singapore chiropractor for migraine.
Upper Cervical Chiropractic focuses on the part of the neck where the brainstem sits (C1 and C2), helping to reduce the neurological problem to help you solve Migraines WITHOUT Panadol! Upper Cervical Chiropractic has especially good success with frequent or chronic headaches/migraines by focusing on the cause of the problem, rather than the symptoms, helping patients to recover faster. After care, patients are able to decrease, or stop, pain medications; allowing them to return to normal activities and go months without symptoms.
Since 2013, Upper Cervical Chiropractor, Dr. Shaan Rai has helped patients achieve greater health, relocating to Singapore in 2016 and founding Vitality Chiropractic Centres. He has an impressive track record in providing relief and solutions for people who experience nerve system problems, such as headaches, migraines, dizziness, vertigo or neurological conditions.
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