Migraines seem to be becoming more and more rampant in today’s fast-paced world and are the 3rd most prevalent and 6th most disabling condition in the world. They are a neurological condition that is known for the following symptoms:
- Severe pounding and throbbing head pain
- Neck pain
- Nausea and possible vomiting
- Visual disturbances
Even with migraines being diagnosed as often as they are, caring for them remains difficult because many in the medical community do not understand why they happen. They are also as unique as the person coping with them, and what works for one does not work for all. The trend is moving toward more natural ways to care for migraines.
Lavender Oil for Migraines
Lavender oil has been used for many centuries as a natural remedy and is now regaining popularity as the essential oil trend grows. In some cases, lavender oil has been helpful in caring for migraines as it is supposed to affect the way that the brain and nervous system process pain.
Migraines Helped by Addressing the Root Cause
Upper cervical chiropractors take a different approach to caring for patients with migraines. Here at Sooley Chiropractic Health Center in Danville, Illinois, we realize how important it is for the nervous system to be functioning at its optimum for the overall health of a person. One thing that can cause the nervous system to malfunction is a misalignment in the bones of the upper cervical spine, particularly the C1, or atlas bone. When misaligned, the brainstem comes under stress and may not send proper signals to the brain, wreaking havoc on the body and causing a number of health problems, including migraines.
We use a method that is both gentle and precise to give each of our patients individual care depending on the location of their misalignment. Often it only takes one or two adjustments to see an improvement in migraine headaches. Some patients see their migraines go away completely.