Migraine Treatments in Manhattan, NYC
Migraines are more intense, painful, and longer lasting headaches often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. Stress to the nerve cells and blood vessels in the brain are an often cause of migraines. People with migraines may be affected by triggers such as fatigue, bright lights, weather changes, emotional stress, sensitivity to chemicals in foods, caffeine, menstrual periods, skipping meals, and changes in normal sleep pattern.
Many people do not understand why their body is producing chronic headaches and migraines. Often times it is due to compromise of the upper cervical spine, which the skull sits on top of. When the upper cervical spine is misaligned,
the head does not sit properly on the top vertebrae, either.
This causes constant stress on the blood vessels, nerves, and muscular system leading into the head and can be a precursor for the migraines/headaches and all the accompanying symptoms. Cervicogenic headaches and migraines are one of the most common types. These are caused by tension in the neck working its way up into the head. These types are most suited to be treated by a chiropractor by addressing the underlying issue which is the neck, rather than the head.