When you have terrible pain or pressure in your head, all you want is relief. It might be difficult, however, to tell if you are experiencing a migraine or a typical headache. Knowing what type of headache you are suffering from can help with better understanding the condition, which can lead to better and faster treatment options.
Is It a Headache or A Migraine?There are several factors that can help distinguish a headache from a migraine:
Upper cervical chiropractic looks at the relationship of the uppermost vertebrae in the neck and how they are positioned with respect to the area of the central nervous system they are designed to protect. The atlas (C1) and axis (C2) vertebrae surround the brainstem, and if these vertebrae misalign for any reason, they can affect the body's ability to function properly. A disturbance in normal brainstem function because of an atlas misalignment can cause reduced neurological function, changes in blood flow, and changes in cerebrospinal fluid flow. These can all lead to the conditions that can cause a migraine.
At Upper Cervical Heath Center – Fort Meyers, this is our specialty. We identify and correct the root cause of many migraine sufferer's problems by gently realigning the atlas and restoring the body's normal ability to self-regulate and heal. By doing so, we have seen a dramatic reduction in our patients' migraines and headaches.
Dr. Lee Angle
Dr. Lee Angle is originally from southern West Virginia. After having his life changed through Upper Cervical Care he chose to pursue it as a career. He has been practicing Upper Cervical Chiropractic for over nine years. Dr. Angle previously worked as a certified personal trainer. This background allows him to educate his patients on proper movement and exercises to speed their recovery and enhance their Upper Cervical Care.