Upper Cervical Chiropractors for Migraines in New Jersey
Migraines are more than just headaches — these recurring events can leave you in pain for days at a time. If you experience them, it may be helpful to seek out an upper cervical chiropractor. Our knowledgeable team at Upper Cervical Chiropractic of Monmouth, LLC is experienced in providing upper cervical care to relieve and prevent the pain of migraines.
What Are Migraines?
A migraine is a neurological condition that involves nerve pathways and chemicals that cause mild to severe pain. It most commonly presents as a throbbing, pulsating headache. Migraines come on in waves, often lasting for hours or even days or weeks in some cases.
Migraines are rarely diagnosed and given the care they deserve. Three common types of migraines include:
- Tension migraines: Eyestrain, stress and hunger can lead to this type of migraine characterized by chronic pain that spreads to both sides of the head.
- Sinus migraines: Caused by swelling in sinus passages, these migraines often come on when you're sick or congested.
- Cluster migraines: These excruciating headaches typically occur consistently each day for months.
7 Common Migraine Symptoms
Not everyone will experience the same symptoms during every migraine episode, but the following are common:
- Food cravings
- Mood changes
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Nausea and vomiting
- Throbbing or pounding sensation
- Muscle weakness
The QSM3 and NUCCA Upper Cervical Approaches
Upper cervical care focuses on correcting the whole spine rather than solely targeting the symptoms. This painless technique restores the body to its proper position to relieve pressure on nerves and blood vessels that may be contributing to recurring migraines. Quantum Spinal Mechanics3 (QSM3) is an evolution of NUCCA care. Both methods are gentle and do not require the twisting and turning associated with traditional chiropractic care.
These upper cervical methods rely on precision measurements that allow the spine to be treated specifically and with minimal force. We have found that patients with neurological conditions require a gentle, precise approach to spinal correction. Our doctors use X-rays and advanced technology to take precise measurements of the misalignment. We use this information to provide a gentle spinal adjustment at the upper cervical vertebrae, giving your joints and tissues relief.
Upper Cervical Care for Managing Migraines
Patients who have received upper cervical care have reported long-term relief from their migraines and the ability to reduce their medications. Countless patients have had their quality of life restored. Fewer migraines mean more time for family and recreational activities and fewer lost days of work. Relief is possible.
In some cases, migraines may be linked to trauma in the head and neck areas. These injuries often affect more than the brain, throwing the head, neck and spine out of alignment. Upper cervical misalignment may block the flow of cerebral spinal fluid and irritate delicate nerves and blood vessels that affect the head, leading to neurological symptoms such as migraines and headaches.
Along with tension placed on the nerves and blood vessels, this misalignment can lead to chronic migraines. As upper cervical specialists, we can provide you with spinal care that often addresses the underlying cause of your headaches by realigning your vertebrae and relieving pressure on these critical areas of your body. Through gentle care and precise measurements, we will target the cause of your pain, stimulating the body's innate healing response and providing significant relief.
Contact a Chiropractor for Migraines in Monmouth County
Upper Cervical Chiropractic in Monmouth County can help bring your spine back into alignment, giving your body the ability to fully and naturally heal. Are you ready to start your upper cervical chiropractic care in New Jersey? Complete our new patient forms online or give us a call at 732-617-9355 today.