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Migraines in Women Increase the Risk of Health Issues

Posted by Carlson Chiropractic on Sep 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM
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If you’ve ever experienced a migraine headache, then you know how excruciating the pain is! Let’s not forget to mention the sensitivity of light, nausea, sound and smell that accompany the headache. Although migraines can occur in men and women, research reveals that women who experience migraine headaches frequently are at more risk of developing cardiovascular disease than those who do not suffer from migraines.DO YOU THINK YOUR HEADACHES ARE RELATED TO BACK PAIN? DOWNLOAD OUR FREE GUIDE TO 8 DANGER SIGNS OF BACK PAIN. 

Studies revealed that women with migraine headaches are 39% more likely to suffer from a heart attack and 62% more likely to experience a stroke. 73% of female migraine suffers are more likely to have miscellaneous heart complications. The connection between migraines and the heart are not obviously known, but the nervous system affects the heart indirectly. The nervous system controls the function of the cardiovascular system. The nerves in our body control everything from the opening and closing of blood vessels, to regulating the heartbeat.

Can upper cervical chiropractic help? The answer is yes. Although migraines are portrayed as a mystery in the medical field, more information is revealed as time progresses. The connection between migraines and the nervous system has become more apparent. Migraines are neurological headaches that can happen because of abnormal functions of the brain stem. Upper cervical chiropractic care focuses on the vertebra that surrounds and protects the brain stem. These upper vertebra, also called the atlas, creates circular protection around the brain stem.  If injury or trauma occurs, it causes a misalignment that places abnormal stress on the tissue that surround the brain stem. This is thought to be the hidden cause of many migraines.

Treating migraines with typical medications only lessen the symptoms, like decreasing the headache pain and stopping the nausea. But these treatments do not address the initial cause of the condition. People have gained long-term alleviation from migraines by taking advantage of upper cervical chiropractic. Chiropractic care restores the normal atlas alignment, which allows the nervous system to redeem its normal function. This reduces migraines while benefiting the cardiovascular system as well.

Have questions about this medication free treatment of migraines? Call us today for a consultation. We know we can help! 


Carlson Chiropractic Center is a state of the art health and wellness chiropractic center in Joplin, Missouri. Our team of doctors maintain a strong focus on prevention and are dedicated to helping people achieve wellness objectives by treating neuromuscular complaints such as back, neck, joint, arm and leg pain. As one of the few centers in the area offering certified decompression treatments, we provide a surgery free option for herniated and bulging discs. 

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Topics: Pain and Prevention

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