If you have experienced a migraine, you know that it’s more than just an ordinary headache. Migraines often come with a host of other symptoms, and the effects can linger on for days. A recent study conducted in Taiwan uncovered a potential link between people who suffer from migraines and their likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease. While the findings drew no absolute conclusion, they may highlight a possible connection and the importance of identifying the cause of migraines in individuals.
On the surface, Parkinson’s disease and migraines may not appear to be connected. However, both conditions have their roots in the brain and central nervous system. Even though the connection may be unclear, dysfunction in nervous system function is often the underlying cause of many conditions. In both migraines and Parkinson’s disease, the body’s ability to produce and regulate serotonin and dopamine is compromised in some way.
How our care at HP Spine Center becomes extremely relevant is through the connection between the spine and the nervous system. The skull and vertebrae of the spine are built to surround and protect the central nervous system. When there is a misalignment, especially at the base of the skull in the area of the brainstem, dysfunction can occur. We have found that many people suffering from migraines have a specific misalignment of the atlas vertebra, the uppermost one in the neck.
The doctors at HP Spine Center have worked with many migraine cases that have seen great results from upper cervical chiropractic. Because the purpose of our care is to restore integrity and function to the nervous system, we are able to see dramatic changes in a person’s health. Our approach is gentle and precise, and best of all, free from medications, side effects, and invasive procedures.
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