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Focusing on the Neck to Treat Migraines

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ken caryl-colorado-chiropractic-migrains-infographicMigraines are a debilitating condition that affects 36 million Americans, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. Those who suffer from migraines lose untold amounts of hours in productivity at work, time with family, and live under the fear of when their next attack will come. According to the Migraine Foundation, migraines rank in the top 20 of the world’s most disabling medical illnesses.

These severe headaches can be especially debilitating for those who suffer from what are known as neck migraines.  Many patients spend days in bed at a time and are shackled to chronic prescription drugs in order to survive or to find fleetly relief. It turns out that in some cases, severe migraine pain may actually originate from nerves in the back of the neck.

A New Outlook on Treatment

Recent studies link headache pain to nerve irritation. One study, conducted at the University of Maryland, found a connection between muscle tension at the base of the neck and headaches. Muscle contractions interfere with the sensitive fibers at the base of the neck that lead to the brain and spinal cord. This muscle tension often plays a contributing factor pain relating to headaches.

Finding someone who specializes in people who suffer from migraines is not easy, and it is even more difficult to find someone who specializes and is looking at the cause not just treating the symptoms. Our chiropractic care deals with the relationship of the top vertebra, the atlas, and its biomechanical relationship to the skull and the second vertebra in the neck the axis. Many people who have migraine headaches have them following acute trauma to the head and neck.

Chiropractic Care is Here to Help

Many patients who experience headaches and migraines notice pain and stiffness stemming from the neck. If you are seeking chiropractic care for your tension headaches or migraines, you’ve come to the right place. If you are new to the world of chiropractic, your first visit will consist of a consultation, examination, and depending on your case, maybe even some x-rays. Once the examination is complete, your chiropractor will gain a better understanding of your symptoms and create a treatment plan designed specifically for your health and wellness.

Chiropractic care doesn’t just serve as a treatment to pain that already exists. Adjustments also shouldn’t stop just because you aren’t noticing tension headache and migraine pain any longer. It is important to continue receiving cervical manipulations even after the headache pains have lessened. Your body will continue to heal after chiropractic adjustments and you will want to continue to train your vertebrae to hold healthy positions. Your nervous system will start to function more efficiently and your body will be better able to heal itself. In time, exercise, a healthy diet, and periodic visits to  your chiropractor will lead you to a life that is free from pain.

About Discover Health & Wellness – Ken Caryl

Dr. Dale Zagiba of Discover Health & Wellness Denver is located just off West Chatfield Avenue and Shaffer Parkway and serves the communities of Littleton and Ken Caryl.  Discover Health & Wellness offers patients a natural and holistic approach to health improvement and pain reduction.  Services at Discover Health & Wellness include chiropractic care, spinal correction, corrective exercises, lifestyle advice, nutritional counseling, massage therapy, allergy treatment and spinal and postural screenings.

Visit for more information on hours, services and location.

Discover Health & Wellness, Ken Caryl

8081 Shaffer Pkwy, Ste B3

Littleton,  CO 80127

(303) 955-0570



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