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Migraines: Controversial or Natural Care -- What's Best?


Migraines are not easy to live with. As many as 39 million people in the US and 1 billion earth-wide suffer from migraines. Migraines are known for their pounding, throbbing head pain. This often is accompanied by sensitivity to light, sound, and certain odors, visual disturbances, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms can last for a few hours or as long as a few days.

Another interesting fact about migraines is they are as unique as the person suffering from them. In fact, they can be different each time you experience one. This makes them very hard to care for because what works one time may not work another. And what works well for one person does not always work for the next person with migraines. New drugs are constantly being introduced to the market, but they are not foolproof. Many people are looking for natural ways to relieve migraine pain.

A Controversial Suggestion

Many are now beginning to look at medical marijuana (MMJ) as a possible solution to migraine pain. It is quite controversial but now is legal in many states for those coping with neurological conditions such as migraines. The end result of using MMJ is less pain, which makes sense as this drug works by inhibiting the pain receptors in the brain.

Imagine that migraines are like a very loud whining noise. By consuming MMJ, the noise is reduced and the pain stimulation is lessened. While this may seem like a good solution when you are suffering from migraines, it is not the complete answer. It does not address the underlying reason for migraines.

A Natural Solution That Works!

Here at Thrive Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Onalaska, Wisconsin, we focus on making sure the C1 vertebra — the top one in the spine — is in proper alignment. If not, it can impact the function of the brainstem. If the brainstem does not send the proper signals to the brain, migraines can be the end result.

By using a gentle method, not involving popping or cracking the spine, to help the bones realign themselves more naturally, many see relief from the pain of migraines. Once this root cause is corrected, some people see migraines go away completely.

To schedule a complimentary NUCCA consultation call 608-783-0384