Health HQ Connects Migraines and Parkinson’s to Neck Misalignment
Migraines are more than a bad headache. They are quite debilitating and can leave one without energy for days. Interestingly, a study in Taiwan revealed a connection between migraines and the likelihood of developing Parkinson’s disease. While the study did not come to any definite conclusions, it did bring to light the fact that these conditions have a possible link and similar root cause.
It may be hard to see the connection when looking at the surface of these two conditions. However, both of them are linked to problems within the central nervous system and the brain. A connection between them is not crystal clear, but a malfunction in the nervous system can be the cause of a number of health problems — Parkinson’s and migraines included. Another link is seen in the production and distribution of dopamine and serotonin. These are both compromised in migraine and Parkinson’s patients.
Finding Relief for Migraines and Parkinson’s
Here at our Erina, NSW office, we concentrate on the health of the upper cervical spine. The brainstem (part of the central nervous system) is located in the same area as the C1 and C2 vertebrae. They have the job of protecting it. However, these bones are especially susceptible to misalignment due to their mobility and location. If a misalignment occurs, the brainstem can be put under undue stress. This causes it not to send proper signals to the brain and body. A link has been established between this kind of misalignment and migraines.
We use specialized x-rays and measurements to help locate the exact spot where the misalignment lies. We then employ a gentle adjustment technique to encourage the bones of the neck to move back into place naturally rather than popping or cracking them. This leads to a longer-lasting adjustment. Many patients see positive results in as little as one or two visits.