Migraine and Headache Relief

NUCCA | Upper Cervical Care | Migraine and Headache Specialists

Common but not Normal: Migraines & Headaches

Many patients tell us that they have suffered for years searching for migraine and headache relief. They have already been to their primary care doctor and oftentimes a neurologist. They have taken every available over-the-counter or prescription medication available and manage their symptoms as best possible year after year. Some experts report that up to 20% of the U.S. population experiences migraines. That’s 1 in 5 people, and migraines are 66% more common in women than men.

Do You Experience Migraines or Headaches?

A part of the brain, the hypothalamus, receives migraine and headache triggers, and sends the signals to the upper brainstem activating the trigeminal nerve, which can set off a migraine episode. The NUCCA procedure studies and analyzes the area of the spine which houses the brainstem. This part of the spine is known as the upper cervical spine, or upper neck. If there is a misalignment of atlas, the top vertebra of the neck, it can put direct pressure on the brainstem causing symptoms. The upper cervical spine has a significant impact on intracranial pressure when misaligned. Cerebrospinal fluid gets backed up in the skull creating increased pressure.

From an upper cervical care perspective, one of the primary factors or causes of migraine and headaches is your body’s inability to adapt to some form of stress. The three forms of stress we encounter regularly are physical, chemical or emotional stress. Our work with patients focuses on removing physical stress to the upper neck.

How We Help Migraines & Headaches

NUCCA is a gentle procedure that realigns atlas, taking pressure off the brainstem. We do this by analyzing this area with precise measurements restoring balance to this vital part of your spine. NUCCA oftentimes completely eliminates migraine symptoms or reduces the intensity and frequency of migraine episodes.

For migraine and headache relief in San Diego, contact our office for a no-obligation consulation with one of our upper cervical doctors, Dr. Devin Young and Dr. Jeanett  Tapia. Get back to spending time with your family and back to doing the things you love, and take advantage of our no-obligation consultation. Call (619) 756-7510 today.

Latest NUCCA Migraine Research

recent study, Effect of Atlas Vertebrae Realignment in Subjects with Migraine: An Observational Pilot Study, only included patients that had never received any form of upper cervical care before. All patients had been previously diagnosed by a neurologist. On average, patients in the study experienced fewer headache days per month after only 2 months of NUCCA care. In addition, patients’ quality of life improved not only physically but emotionally. For the most current NUCCA migraine research visit, http://www.ucrf.org/projects-funding/project-descriptions.

Don’t lose hope! We can help.

Call our office today at (619) 756-7510 for help with your migraines and headaches.

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