Are You Suffering from Migraines During Your Menstrual Cycle?

Migraines, Headaches, Migraine, Headaches, Children, Natural ReliefMenstrual cycles can be stressful for women who suffer from hormonal migraines. These debilitating headaches can magnify the symptoms present during a menstrual period. MacGregor et al. conducted a study of 155 women who suffer from menstrual migraines and determined the following:

  • They are 2.5 times more common during the first three days of a menstrual period
  • Migraines that occur during the above period are over 3 times greater in severity

On day one of menstruation, estrogen levels may drop too low too quickly, triggering a menstrual migraine. While medications are available to balance these hormone levels, many are seeking a natural option to address the root cause of these painful migraines.
 
How Is My Neck Related to My Menstrual Headaches?
Your spine is designed to protect your spinal cord. Your spinal cord is essential for proper body function –  it sends messages to and from your brain. When the top bone in your spine (atlas) is out of proper alignment, it creates pressure in the spinal cord. This pressure distorts the messages being sent to and from your brain. This may lead to an improper amount and/or rate of estrogen production, potentially leading to migraine symptoms during menstruation.

We are 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, 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 menstrual 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.

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References:

  1. MacGregor E, Hackshaw A. Prevalence of migraine on each day of the natural menstrual cycle. Neurology [Internet]. 2004 [cited 21 March 2016];63(2):351-353. Available from: http://www.neurology.org/content/63/2/351.short
  1. Brzyski R, Knudtson J. Menstrual Cycle – Women’s Health Issues [Internet]. Merck Manuals Consumer Version. 2015 [cited 21 March 2016]. Available from: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/women’s-health-issues/biology-of-the-female-reproductive-system/menstrual-cycle
  1. Mayoclinic.org. Headaches and hormones: What’s the connection? – Mayo Clinic [Internet]. 2015 [cited 21 March 2016]. Available from: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-daily-headaches/in-depth/headaches/art-20046729
  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 March 2016];2009(June):1-11. Available from: http://www.mccoypress.net/annals/docs/2009-1287_nucca.pdf

How to Get Relief after Concussion

Chiropractor Atlanta helps Concussion, Post-concussion, Head Pain, Headache, Headaches, Migraines, Migraine, Whiplash, Neck Injury

Chiropractor Atlanta Helps Concussion Sufferers

When someone suffers a concussion which they may not even be aware of, he or she may get symptoms of post-concussion-syndrome that last for an extended period of time. It does not have to be an intense injury to cause this problem. There is no connection between how hard a person was hit compared to whether or not they will develop post-concussion-syndrome. Concussions related to injuries during sporting events are estimated to be up to 3.8 million in the USA. This makes post-concussion-syndrome a problem of top priority among public health authorities.

It is normal for people suffering from post-concussion-syndrome to have headaches. This makes sense since the original injury was probably a blow to the head. If headaches continue to occur after the concussion, it is possible that they have post-concussion-syndrome. How is this treated?

Medical doctors generally focus on relieving symptoms. This often includes prescription drugs to help with headaches, feeling off-balance, feeling anxious, and issues with getting regular sleep. These may help a person feel better temporarily, but the root of the problem still lies undetected. Where can a person find long-lasting relief?

Upper cervical chiropractors have been having success in treating post-concussion-syndrome patients. These chiropractors are unlike the traditional chiropractors you may be familiar with. They are specially trained to analyze and find a misalignment in the bones that are in the uppermost part of the neck. This misalignment very possibly happened when the concussion occurred.

Because this misalignment can cause many problems with the nervous system, it is vital that it is addressed by a professional. Many patients have seen a decrease in symptoms, or even a total reversal of symptoms, after only a few adjustments. Once the misalignment is corrected, healing can take place, bringing the person back to a healthier and happier existence.

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