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Chronic Migraine Headache

0406088001574200466.jpgMIGRAINE HEADACHE

Chronic #migraines are headaches that typically are accompanied with:

Visual symptoms like light sensitivity, flashing lights, tunnel vision, or black spots
Sound sensitivity
Nausea / sometimes vomiting


The most common cause of migraines are the spinal misalignments (subluxations) of the upper cervical spine.

  • C1-atlas
  • C2-axis
  • Or both.

These vertebrae encase the brain stem (upper spinal cord) which include all the cranial nerves I – XII. Cranial nerve II (optic nerve) when pinched causes visual disturbances associated with migraines.

The sympathetic nervous system (autonomic) when involved can cause digestive symptoms like nauseas/vomiting

Other causes can be:

  • Brain tumor / cyst.
  • Brain stem tumor / cyst

CT –Scan or mechanic resonance Imaging (MRI) are the preferred test to identify these much less common causes

Common Mechanisms of injury:

  • Hyperflexion / hyperextension of head or neck
  • Slip and Fall
  • Sports injury
  • Trauma (concussion)


Chiropractic spinal adjustments to upper cervical spine C1/C2 (Atlas/Axis) vertebras not only are effective or immediate headache relief but also when performed over a brief period of time will realign these joints to correct the cause of symptoms.Over the counter or prescribed drugs such as nsaids, Imitrex, Phenergan are usually effective for a temporary relief of a migraine occurance, but will not prevent future episodes.

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