Migraines afflict people globally, hindering the way they live daily life. Migraines bring with them debilitating pain and financial burden. As much as 46% of people worldwide suffer from migraines or other headache conditions. In the United States, 38 million people get migraines.
The financial cost of headaches and migraines is staggering. Look at the following statistics occurring on a yearly basis:
- Days of work lost due to migraines – 113 million
- Cost to employers – $13 billion
- Healthcare costs – $50 billion
Out-of-pocket costs for prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and home remedies take a big bite out of one’s income, along with co-pays to doctors and pharmacies. Constant research is going on to try to find a new way to care for the pain of migraines. However, up until now, no prescription drugs have been discovered that are entirely successful. People may try one drug after another only to find disappointment when these medications fail.
Finding Natural and Cost-Effective Migraine Relief
An interesting study was done on 101 headache and migraine patients who all had a misalignment in the atlas – C1 vertebra – due to vehicle accidents or other head or neck trauma. They all received realignments to the atlas bone and discovered that after just a couple of these adjustments, headaches improved. For some, migraine or headache conditions resolved entirely.
Here at Zehr Chiropractic, we offer an alternative to the traditional care of migraines that is natural and cost-effective. We use a method called Atlas to provide gentle adjustments tailored to each patient’s degree of misalignment. To determine this, we use measurements and diagnostic imaging so as to find the exact location of the problem. Once the misalignment is corrected, most people see an improvement in migraine symptoms or an elimination of headaches entirely.
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