Migraines can be triggered by a number of factors including stress, excessive light or sound, fatigue, hunger, diet, hormonal changes, weather changes, caffeine, cigarette smoke, head trauma, neck movements, and even the use of a low pillow. However, it is important to understand that these “trigger factors” do not cause migraine headaches.
Dr. Seymour Diamond, Executive Director of the National Headache Foundation, has announced that new imaging techniques now allow scientist to identify what they believe to be a cause of migraines; a malfunctioning brain stem. When the brain stem located near the top of the neck malfunctions, it increases the swelling of blood vessels surrounding the brain, setting up a chain reaction that results in a migraine headache.
A misalignment in the Upper Cervical spine (neck) can affect the function of the brain stem. This, in turn, can cause migraine headaches. Taking a detailed look and making a specific adjustment is how Team CLEAR’s specialty in upper cervical (head & neck) care provides our clients the ability to eliminate the misalignment and provide relief from the migraine symptoms.