Headaches & Migraines
It started happening on the drive during your morning commute. The sun would rise across the sky and nearly blind you. Squinting while weaving through traffic, you continue along the same predictable route. Then small flashing lights started to flicker in your eyes. Strong impulses of pain would pierce your upper neck then travel across the crown of your head and settle over your brows. The first time it happened you were caught off guard. You didn’t know if it was a stroke because you had never migraines. After doing research on the Internet, you found the answer. Kingston Chiropractic Services can help. We offer viable treatments for migraine and headache sufferers.
The approach of a chiropractor is to align the body. When you’re not in alignment with your personal goals, your entire life can seem out of order; as if you’re not on the right track. The same philosophy can be applied to the physical body. Migraines and headaches are caused by a misalignment of the atlas bone. It is a horizontal bone located at the top of your neck. When you are out of alignment, it squeezes on the brain stem. As a result, the communication between the brain and body is blocked. A simple adjustment of 2-3 millimeters will reopen the pathway and get rid of the pain.
The Power of the Brainstem
As we move through our daily lives we never think about how the body functions until something goes wrong. Once a particular organ, muscle, tendon, nerve or bone is compromised, the fallout is immediately palpable. The brainstem is protected by vertebrae. If it is pinched, out of alignment or compressed, the information that flows from it to your body will be moderately to severely compromised. Your brainstem controls breathing, heart rate, digestion, functions of neck, face and head. When we treat patients suffering from chronic headaches and debilitating migraines, we focus on the brain stem.
If there is a slight compression of the vertebral artery, you will experience headaches and even migraines. The human body is resilient yet fragile. It doesn’t take much to cause these magnificent machines that our spirits are housed in to malfunction. The testament to our strength is that despite a complete breakdown, the mind and body will continue to function; even when faced with immense stress. You don’t want to spend your life living in spite of the pain. The chiropractors at Kingston Chiropractic Services want you to thrive. Allow us to remove the source of that compression. The results will be so immediate and you will declare it a miracle.
When you deviate from your normal drive to work, there is a strong chance that you will be met with traffic and construction. Deviating from your life goals can take you down a completely different path that may be far from what you had originally intended. Sometimes the spine deviates as well. This can be caused by wearing heavy purses and book bags over a long period of time. A pillow or mattress that doesn’t support your vertebrae can be a contributing factor. For many people, minor and major car accidents are the culprit. A deviation of the head, neck and shoulders results in muscle pain, dizziness, tension, headaches and even migraines. Correct the deviation and you correct the problem.