How Changing Hormone Levels Increase Migraines
Interestingly, nearly half of female responders who have migraines stated that their condition worsened when they went through menopause and afterward. Once again, there may be a link to a change in hormone levels. Women report that both severity and frequency of attacks increased during this time.
Something else to consider, however, is that the brainstem has been seen to play a part in migraines. This is important because the brainstem has the important job of controlling breathing, digestion, and regulating hormones, among other things. Therefore, if the brainstem has stopped working at its optimum, migraines may be the end result. What causes a problem with the brainstem?
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A study compiled the results for 101 headache and migraine patients who received upper cervical chiropractic care. They reported seeing improvement in as little as one or two adjustments. Yes, all of them saw a decrease in the amount and severity of headaches or migraines. Some even saw the problem completely resolved.
The issue here has to do with the C1 and C2 vertebrae. If they are misaligned, they can be putting undue pressure on the brainstem, causing it no longer to work properly. Communication between the brain and body breaks down, culminating in migraines and other health problems.
Using a gentle technique to help the bones of the neck to move back into place naturally, allows the body to take over and repair any damage. Once normal function of the brainstem is restored, many have found that migraines are greatly helped.