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Treating Your Migraines Without More Pain 

 June 13, 2016

By  Dr. Todd Osborne

Migraine, Migraines, Headache, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Relief, Headache Relief, Tension Headache, Tension Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches ReliefIf you have migraines, it’s likely you’ve tried almost anything to find relief.  Most people have tried some combination of home remedies along with the medical approach of a variety of prescription medications to try and keep the pain, nausea, and other symptoms at bay.  What you may not know is that some people are now turning to a popular image-enhancing treatment to try and get to the bottom of their migraines – Botox injections around the face and head.

Botox is commonly known for its cosmetic applications like wrinkle-reducing and lip-enhancing.  However, new information is pointing to the use of Botox as a treatment for various neurological disorders, including headaches and migraines.  In 2010, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of botulinum toxin, a natural neurotoxin, for chronic migraine treatment.  Botox interferes with the transmission of pain signals and prevents nerve endings from functioning the way they were designed to.  The benefits haven’t been terribly convincing yet – patients who received the Botox treatments had only a 15% reduction in migraines compared to those who received the placebo injection.

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A Natural Approach to Migraine Treatment

If you’re looking for a natural solution, a non-invasive solution, or simply don’t like the thought of injections, then your answer may lie in upper cervical chiropractic.  Many of our migraine patients at Scenic City Clinic of Chiropractic have one thing in common – a very specific misalignment of the uppermost vertebra in the spine.  The atlas vertebra sits just beneath the skull and protects a delicate part of our nervous system, the brainstem.  From either an accident, injury, or wear and tear, the atlas can shift out of normal alignment and create friction and obstruction in the brainstem area.  This can result in abnormal neurological communication, changes in blood flow and imbalance in muscle tension, potentially leading to migraine symptoms.

 

We use gentle and specific upper cervical chiropractic adjusting techniques to restore normal atlas alignment, which gives your body the opportunity to heal and return to normal function.  In a study that looked at 100 migraine sufferers, all of them were found to have an atlas misalignment that, when corrected, provided lasting relief in as little as 1 or 2 adjustments in some cases.

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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