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Posted on 04-24-2017
Migraines have been linked with not getting enough sleep according to a report in the Huffington Post quoting from a study discussed in Headache. Research done at the University of Mississippi proves a link between one’s sleep quality and the number of headaches experienced. Researchers also looked at how intense the pain was, the frequency of the migraines, and how disabled the person was during an attack.
The conclusion of the study was that out of the 300 people who took part in the study, 27% had migraines. They also determined that 86% of those who did not sleep well had headaches compared to the 62% who did sleep well. Poor sleep quality also intensified the frequency and disability of the headaches. The researchers stated that poor sleep was associated with episodic migraines, and this finding was consistent with previous findings. In a similar study reported on in Headache, it was noted that once a person began getting better sleep, his migraines decreased in intensity and frequency.
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While taking a pill may be the quickest way to deal with migraine pain, it is important to be aware that there are other options that do not come with unwanted side effects. This has to do with the area of upper cervical chiropractic care. It is a unique form of chiropractic that focuses on the top bones of the neck, particularly the C1 and C2. Headaches and migraines are often linked to a misalignment of these bones.
It only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter to cause migraines and a number of other health problems. This is due to the fact that the brainstem lies in the same area as these bones. If misaligned, pressure is placed on the brainstem leading to a breakdown in communication to and from the brain and body.
I use a gentle technique that does not require me to pop or twist the spine but helps the bones move more naturally into position. Once this is done, the body can heal the existing damage. It often only takes one or two adjustments to help one see relief from headaches and migraines.
We strive to provide similar results for our patients. To learn more, schedule a consultation today.
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