Migraines are an extremely debilitating and extremely common condition. The 3rd most prevalent illness in the world, migraines affect about 12% of the population. For people facing the episode – the headache, nausea, light and sound sensitivity, and more – relief is the number one priority. There are many recommendations when it comes to looking at potential migraine triggers, and maintaining good sleep habits is one of them.
When it comes to sleep, paying attention to your habits might lessen the intensity or frequency of migraines. Some tips from a study on sleep habits and migraine include:
These tips can encourage sounder sleep and might be a help to migraine sufferers.
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To reduce or prevent future migraine episodes, we need to do more than just chase the symptoms around. An underlying cause that we address is a very specific misalignment of the uppermost vertebrae in the spine. A misalignment here in this area of the spine can affect an important part of our central nervous system, the brainstem. When the atlas or axis vertebra misaligns, it can interfere with normal brain-body communication over the nerves and can also have a negative impact on blood and cerebrospinal fluid flow. Any combination of these factors can lead to the development of migraine.
At Zehr Chiropractic, we determine the exact degree of atlas misalignment and use dedicated techniques and equipment to correct the problem. Atlas Orthogonal technique is extremely gentle and precise. Once normal spinal alignment is restored, it also allows for the damaged tissues to heal and regain their proper function. This can lead to the reduction of the frequency or severity of migraine attacks. Many of our patients are now even migraine free!
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