Headaches and migraines are known for bringing tension and pain to the head and neck. In fact, there is a common type of a headache called a tension headache. When you are experiencing a headache or a migraine, it usually has to do with tightness in the muscles of the neck and the improper flow of blood to the brain.
As many as 12% of the population suffers from migraines. Migraines include such symptoms as:
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and odor
- An aura before the head pain
- Throbbing pounding head pain usually on one side
- Nausea and vomiting
- Visual disturbances
Migraines can be very difficult to care for, leaving doctors and patients both frustrated and searching for answers. Each migraine is as unique as the person coping with it. Those in the medical field often cannot agree on how best to care for this painful condition. This leaves patients hoping for alternative ways to help their pain.
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How Muscles Impact Migraines
When looking at migraines, one area that seems to be overlooked, according to a doctor from Tufts University, is how the muscular structure of the neck influences migraines. If your muscles become tensed up, it may lead to dilation of the blood vessels, a reason for migraines to occur. This doctor recommends using Botox in order to shut down the muscles of the neck. This has been seen to give some relief, but it is temporary at best. A much better approach is to address the underlying cause of the muscle tension. But what is it?
Natural Relief for Migraines
Most people are trending toward more natural care for their migraines. Here at Mountain State Wellness in Morgantown, West Virginia, we understand the way that muscle tension affects the blood vessels in the brain. Our focus is on making sure the top bone of the neck is in proper alignment. A misalignment here affects the muscles of the entire neck, even causing one side of the neck to be tighter than the other. Using a gentle method, we help realign the atlas bone, helping our patients with migraines get some well-needed relief.
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