Alternative Relief for Migraines

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Chiropractors Smyrna Help Migraine Sufferers

Do you or someone you love suffer from migraines? If so, you are not alone. Approximately 36 million people living in the USA have migraines, with 18 million having chronic migraines (more than 5 migraines per month). Migraines are known for causing throbbing or pounding in the head. They may last a couple of hours or up to a few days. Some people do their best to continue living with a migraine, but it can be a real challenge.

Migraines are hard to treat because they vary depending on the person dealing with them. There is a growing market for medication to treat migraines, but they provide little relief. People seem to be trending toward a more natural, alternative treatment.

One that that has gained popularity is using medical marijuana to gain headache relief. This drug of choice is now legal in many states in America. How it works is by cushioning the pain and regulating how the brain feels pain. It may be tempting for some to try medical marijuana if they have not had success in other areas of treatment. It can be helpful in covering over symptoms, but it does not address the underlying cause. Therefore, migraines will continue to happen. There is another solution that may bring you permanent relief.
 
The Real Solution to Migraines
Dr. Don Parkerson of Smyrna, Georgia is an upper cervical chiropractor. He specifically examines the upper bones in the neck, particularly the C1 or Atlas bone. If this bone is out of alignment, it affects the connection between the nervous system and the brain. This can definitely cause migraines, as well as other problems.

Once Dr. Parkerson has detected your misalignment, he can begin to work with you to correct it through gentle, effective adjustments. The nervous system and brain will begin to function properly, and your migraines will improve. Studies done involving people suffering from migraines have shown that only one or two visits to an upper cervical chiropractor can bring relief of pain and, in some cases, complete resolution. Why not give the doctors at HP Spine Center a call and set up your first assessment? You will be glad you did.

To schedule a complimentary consultation in our Smyrna office call 770-952-5353 or just click the button below:

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References: 

1.Baron EP. Comprehensive Review of Medicinal Marijuana, Cannabinoids, and Therapeutic Implications in Medicine and Headache: What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been … Headache 2015; 55(6).

2.Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vert Sublux Res 2003; AUG(3):1-10.

Solution to Nagging Headaches

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Chiropractors Atlanta Help Nagging Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are incredibly common. With our heavy use of computers and cell phones, our repetitive hunched and stooped posture directly contributes to developing muscle imbalances. How does a tension headache differ from other kinds of headaches?
 
Symptoms of Tension Headaches (1)

  • Mild to moderate pain level
  • Vice-like pain – feels as though a hat band is squeezing your head
  • May occur multiple times per month
  • Eye strain and/or sleep disturbances may contribute to the pain
  • No nausea or vomiting

Management of tension headaches typically involves over-the-counter analgesics. While these are effective in decreasing pain, it does not address the root cause of the headaches. Many people with chronic tension headaches are looking for an alternative solution.
 
Natural Tension Headache Relief
Your spine is responsible for protecting your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is essential for transmitting signals to and from your brain. When your atlas (top bone in your spine) misaligns, this leads to tension within your spinal cord. Spinal cord tension causes the signals going to and from your brain to become distorted. This may lead to tension headache symptoms.

Dr. Parkerson is trained in Orthospinology, a gentle chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very precise technique. Through specific realignment of the atlas, the pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of tension headache symptoms.

Palmer et al. examined 47 patients with non-migraine headaches. After two weeks of specific atlas chiropractic care (and only one correction), the subjects had a significant reduction in headache pain. They found that after 3-4 months of care, their headache symptoms decreased by 75% on average. (2)

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References

  1. Silberstein S. Tension-Type Headaches – Brain, Spinal Cord, and Nerve Disorders [Internet]. Merck Manuals Consumer Version. 2015 [cited 21 December 2015]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/brain,-spinal-cord,-and-nerve-disorders/headaches/tension-type-headaches
  1. Palmer J, Dickholtz M. Improvement in Radiographic Measurements, Posture, Pain & Quality of Life in Non-migraine Headache Patients Undergoing Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care: A Retrospective Practice Based Study. Annals Vert Sub Res [Internet]. 2009 [cited 21 December 2015];2009(June):1-11. Available from: http://www.mccoypress.net/annals/docs/2009-1287_nucca.pdf

Meniere’s Disease Triggers Revealed

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Smyrna Chiropractor Reveals Ménière’s Disease Triggers and Solutions

Meniere’s attacks can be incredibly debilitating. Not having your balance can affect even the most simple of daily tasks. Basic daily stressors can lead to a Meniere’s attack. Some of these triggers include the following (1)

  • Fatigue
  • Emotional stress
  • High salt content in meals
  • Pressure change
  • Recent illness

It is important to take a look at any lifestyle changes that can be made to lessen the effects of the above triggers. Finding the root cause of your Meniere’s disease is essential to having a proper course of care. Here at HP Spine Center, we are dedicated to finding the source of your symptoms and getting you back to your daily routine.
 
Your Spine and Meniere’s
Your spine is what protects your vital spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries messages to and from your brain. When your atlas (top bone in your spine) is misaligned, it creates pressure near your brain stem. This causes distortion of the messages going to and from your brain, potentially leading to vertigo, ear fullness, and other Meniere’s symptoms.

Dr. Parkerson is trained in Orthospinology, a precise chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very specific and gentle chiropractic technique. Through realignment of the atlas, pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of Meniere’s symptoms.

Burcon conducted a study of 139 Meniere’s patients who received specific atlas corrections. 136 of the 149 patients experienced a significant reduction in their Meniere’s symptoms. They were able to resume their normal daily activities. The two symptoms that were most significantly reduced were vertigo and nausea. (2)

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References

  1.  Haybach P. Ménière’s Disease | Vestibular Disorders Association [Internet]. Vestibular.org. 2015 [cited 15 December 2015]. Available from: http://vestibular.org/menieres-disease
  1. Burcon M. Upper Cervical Specific Protocol and Results for 139 Patients with Medically Diagnosed Meniere’s disease. J Vert Sublux Res. 2010 Nov 14;1-10.

Migraines in Children – A Growing Trend

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Atlanta Chiropractor Discusses Growing Trend of Migraines in Children

Forty-six percent of adults suffer from migraines worldwide. It now seems that more and more children are beginning to suffer from migraines as well. According to the American Migraine Foundation, approximately sixty percent of children have a headache once in awhile, and about four to ten percent have them on a regular basis. Children over the age of eleven that are experiencing migraines are in the range of eight to twenty-three percent!

No matter what your age is, treatment is limited. Dietary changes, surgery, and medications are some options. There is no guarantee any of these will work. Each person is different. Dealing with children is especially hard due to the fluctuations in hormones and growth spurts.

One recently approved drug for children is called Sumatriptan. It is basically a lower dosage than that approved of for adults. Its purpose is to improve blood flow to the brain and the layer of tissue that protects the spinal cord and brain known as dura mater. This drug has not proven to be very effective and comes with side effects such as blood clotting, stroke, bleeding and ulceration of the stomach, intestinal issues, and heart attack. Why not try a natural cure for your child?

An upper cervical chiropractor is specifically trained to detect misalignments in the upper neck area. If the top two bones in the neck are just slightly out of alignment, this can cause migraines as well as other problems. This can happen through sports, falls, and other activities. When the atlas bone, or the uppermost bone in the neck, is not in its normal position, it puts pressure on the dura mater and affects normal blood flow to the brain. When an upper cervical chiropractor, like the doctors found at the HP Spine Center in Smyrna, Georgia, correct these bones, your child will begin to heal. These types of adjustments have been proven to reduce, if not eliminate, the migraines in adults and children – all with no dangerous side effects. Why not call the HP Spine Center to schedule an assessment today.

To schedule a complimentary consultation in our Smyrna office call 770-952-5353 or just click the button below:

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References:

Stovner LJ, Hagen K, Jensen R, Katsarva Z, Lipton R, Scher A, Steiner T, Zwart JA. The global burden of headache: a documentation of headache prevalence and disability worldwide. Cephalgia 2007;27(3):193-210.

Grostic JD. Dentate Ligament-Cord Distortion Hypothesis. Chiropr Res J, 1988; 1(1):47-55.

Elster EL. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a nine-year-old male with Tourette syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, asthma, insomnia, and headaches: a case report. J Vertebral Subluxation Res, July 12, 2003:1-11.

Chiropractic Provides Meniere’s Relief

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Smyrna Chiropractic Approach Helps Those Suffering with Ménière’s Disease

Meniere’s disease (also known as endolymphatic hydrops) can be incredibly debilitating. Active attacks can rob you of your ability to be productive. It can be difficult to describe your symptoms to your loved ones. Most Meniere’s attacks last from 1-6 hours. Meniere’s disease is made up of 3 components: (1)

  1. Severe vertigo – this may be accompanied by nausea
  2. Tinnitus (ringing in the ear)
  3. Hearing loss

Daily management of Meniere’s includes a reduction in sodium and limiting caffeine intake. Medical management includes prescriptions aimed at reducing fluid in the inner ear and reducing nerve signals coming from your inner ear’s balance center. If medication alone fails to provide relief, there are surgical options. (1) While these treatments may help reduce symptoms, they do not address a potential root cause of Meniere’s.
 
Your Neck and Meniere’s
Your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord. Your spinal cord carries messages to and from your brain. When the top bone in your neck (atlas) is misaligned, this can create pressure within your spinal cord at the base of your neck. This can affect messages going to and from your brainstem, potentially leading to vertigo and other Meniere’s symptoms.

Dr. Parkerson is trained in Orthospinology, a gentle chiropractic procedure that detects and corrects atlas misalignments. Orthospinology is a very precise technique. Through specific realignment of the atlas, the pressure within the spinal cord is reduced. The brainstem is able to send and receive messages without distortion. This may lead to a reduction of Meniere’s symptoms.

Jones et al. reported a case study of a 52-year-old male with Meniere’s disease. This patient had tinnitus and fullness in his left ear during his Meniere’s attacks. He reported having a 60% reduction of his symptoms after 4 atlas corrections over the course of 5 weeks. (2)

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References

1. Lustig L. Meniere Disease – Ear Nose and Throat Disorders [Internet]. Merck Manuals Consumer Version. 2015 [cited 17 November 2015]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/ear-nose-and-throat-disorders/inner-ear-disorders/meniere-disease

2. Jones M, Salminen B. Meniere’s Disease Symptomatology Resolution with Specific Upper Cervical Care. J Upp Cerv Chiro Res [Internet]. 2012 [cited 17 November 2015];2012(March):31-39.