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Chattanooga Migraine Clinic Shares Important Migraine Facts 

 January 30, 2016

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

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It is well known that migraines are often quite debilitating. The effects of migraines ripple into a person’s personal and professional life and can have a significant impact on overall quality of life. In a 2014 study done by migraine.com, 5,726 migraine sufferers were asked a standardized series of questions in order to get a glimpse of what the impact of migraines is in America. The results were quite impactful:

  • Most have experienced migraine symptoms for at least half of their lives.

  • Participants had a low level of satisfaction regarding their current treatments. Aside from non-prescription therapies, participants tried other therapies including dark room, massage, herbs, and acupuncture.

  • 40% of participants have visited the ER for their headaches or migraines in the past year. Nearly 50% of respondents visited the ER 3 or more times in the last year and the study suggests this indicates room for improvement with current migraine management strategies.

  • More than half of participants reported experiencing anxiety and depression, with many suffering from both.

  • 73% stated that their migraines impacted their work or career.

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The fact that some of these percentages are so high indicates that current methods of treatment are falling short of a sustainable solution for migraine sufferers. Prescription and non-prescription treatment methods have, for the most part, failed to produce any satisfying results for this particular cohort.

 

A possible explanation as to why so many people are dissatisfied with their migraine treatment is that it fails to address the actual cause of the problem. Many treatments are focused on reducing the severity of the many symptoms that accompany a migraine attack. In Chattanooga, migraine specialists Drs. Christi and Todd Osborne addresses the root cause of many people’s migraines and headaches. As upper cervical chiropractors, the Osbornes performs an in-depth analysis to determine if there is any misalignment of the top two bones in the neck that, when off position, can interfere with proper nerve signals and blood flow to the brain. If a misalignment is detected, a specific adjustment is performed only when necessary to allow the body’s inborn recuperative capabilities to restore normal function. If you have tried what feels like everything and are still not satisfied with your migraine treatment options, perhaps the underlying cause of an upper cervical subluxation has yet to be corrected.

 

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REFERENCE ARTICLE

  1. Migraine.com. Migraine in America 2014 – Migraine.com. [homepage on the Internet]. 2014 [cited 2015 May 21]. Available from: http://migraine.com/graphics/in-america-studies/migraine-america-2014/

Dr. Todd Osborne


Dr. Todd Osborne has completed extensive post-graduate education in Activator Methods, and has hundreds of hours in continuing education in Upper Cervical Chiropractic, Neurology, and is a Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist, certified by the Atlas Orthogonal Board and Sherman College of Chiropractic.

Dr. Todd Osborne

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