Migraines and headaches are one of our most commonly treated symptoms here at Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic, with over 2-3 million Americans suffering from this chronic condition every year. Migraines are a more severe form of headache, which can last for hours and even days. As the only upper cervical chiropractic clinic in the Athens, GA area, the technique we use is specifically well suited for treating these types of headaches, and dramatically reducing and even eliminating the amount of migraines a patient experiences over time. 

When most people in Athens, Watkinsville, and in most of the US experience headaches, they rely on over the counter medicines like tylenol and ibuprofen. While these medicines may provide temporary relief, they are only treating the pain, rather than improving the root issue causing the pain. When over the counter medications aren’t strong enough, patients are often prescribed prescription pain medication, botox injections, and other potentially harmful treatments that only treat the symptom. These treatments can actually be damaging, by covering up the root cause of the migraines. 

At Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we’ve seen tons of patients dealing with this painful issue. Oftentimes, the migraines themselves are caused by an upper cervical subluxation, meaning the top two bones of the spine (the neck area) have moved out of place, and are not moving as they should be. This can impede nerve function, cause pressure on the spinal cord, and interfere with other core functions of the brain stem. These subluxations can cause those chronic headaches and migraines, which is why our treatment method involves improving the alignment of the spine, and thus improving the functioning of the upper cervical area. This allows the nervous system to work properly, which oftentimes eliminates the migraines. 

Using x-rays and 3 dimensional imaging technology, we’ll visualize the upper cervical spine, and locate the exact subluxations occurring. This area of the body is very delicate, and even minute misalignments can cause issues with the nervous system, so once we see exactly what’s going on, we can begin the adjustment process. Our chiropractic office uses the knee-chest adjustment technique, which is a gentle, but effective adjustment method that doesn't involve any jerking or cracking. Over time and through regular adjustments, our patients are able to find relief from their migraines, and even see their symptoms eliminated completely.  

If you or someone you love is suffering from chronic migraines, have them schedule an appointment with Athens Upper Cervical Chiropractic today. Chronic pain is not normal, and you can find relief. We recommend finding a chiropractor specializing in upper cervical treatment for best results. If you’re located in Athens, Watkinsville, or the greater surrounding area, don’t hesitate to reach out for a consultation, and to see if we can help. If it’s an upper cervical issue, we’d be more than happy to take you on as a patient. 

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