Do you find yourself constantly canceling plans because of a migraine attack? Do you dread the onset of another debilitating headache? Do you miss out on social events and are left in dark corners for some peace and quiet while you nurse your pain? Have you tried different medications and remedies there but still can't seem to find lasting relief? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you're not alone.
Migraines affect millions of people worldwide and can be a frustrating and isolating experience. Unfortunately, many patients in need of migraine relief in Calgary AB are usually forced to live and work around their migraine episodes to survive their day-to-day life. Did you know that there is a connection between migraine and inflammation? Could that be the root cause of your migraines? Let's talk about the link between these two.
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Migraine is a neurological disorder that can cause severe, disabling headaches that may accompany nausea and sensitivity to light and sounds that can last for hours or even days. While the exact cause of migraines is unknown, several factors, including inflammation, can influence these painful episodes. Inflammation is an immune response and a typical reaction to infections, diseases, and injuries, that bring redness, swelling, and pain. Experts have also seen inflammation as a key component in triggering migraines.
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The inflammation associated with migraines may be due to increased inflammatory markers such as cytokines and interleukins. The body's immune system releases these substances in response to stress and other triggers.
Your migraine may stem from neuroinflammation, an inflammatory response within the brain or spinal cord. This may be due to the interactions between blood vessels, nerve cells, brain cells, and systemic inflammation.
When something activates your immune cells, inflammation may take place. Inflammasomes are necessary components of your immune system, and when they activate, cytokine activity occurs. These cytokines also prompt activity in the trigeminal neurons, which can trigger migraine pain.
When a migraine episode occurs, your blood vessels swell and release chemicals such as cytokines. This can eventually lead to pain and inflammation and prompt your blood vessels to enlarge, bringing you more pain.
In addition, a study shows that people with high hs-CRP levels or high sensitivity C-reactive protein have an increased risk of chronic migraine. Hs-CRP is a chemical marker for inflammation. Your C-reactive protein (CRP), a protein made by your liver, increases its levels when inflammation is present.
Inflammation-related migraine relief may be possible when you try to calm your nerves and senses. There are many ways to cope with migraine symptoms due to inflammation. Here are a few tips to help you find possible migraine relief in Calgary AB:
Another condition linked to many cases of migraine is upper cervical misalignment, a problem that usually stems from whiplash, concussions, and other head and neck injuries. Upper cervical misalignment occurs when the top two bones of the neck, the atlas, and the axis, shift from their original alignment. This misalignment can create some health issues, including migraine. This can also lead to muscle tension, nerve irritation, and inflammation in the neck and head.
If you're unaware of misalignments causing your migraine episodes, your efforts to reduce inflammation or consistent medication intake will not be enough, and your migraine episode will continue. This is because the misalignment cannot heal on its own and must be corrected. Correcting your upper cervical spine's alignment is vital in reducing inflammation and providing lasting migraine relief.
So if you're looking for lasting migraine relief in Calgary AB, and have ruled out other possible causes, come to our office and have your spine alignment checked. Upper cervical adjustments can provide long-term migraine relief and help improve your overall health and wellbeing. Contact us at Vibe Health & Spine and schedule an upper cervical chiropractic appointment as soon as possible.
Don't let migraine headaches control your life any longer. You deserve to live without the constant fear of another debilitating attack. You deserve to go out and enjoy life without worrying about the pain and discomfort of a migraine episode.
By restoring the proper alignment of your upper cervical spine and reducing inflammation in your neck and head, you can finally achieve lasting migraine relief. Don't wait any longer to take control of your health and wellbeing. With proper care, you can beat migraine and live a life full of happiness, health, and fulfillment.
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