Migraine and Headache Relief

NUCCA | Upper Cervical Care | Migraine and Headache Specialists

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 indirect 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.

Get Help for Your Migraines and Headaches and Start Living

Many patients tell us that they have suffered for years searching for migraine and headache relief. We can help! 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. Find out how we help by watching this video.

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 and headache symptoms or reduces the intensity and frequency of migraine and headache episodes.

Latest NUCCA Migraine Research

recent study, Effect of Atlas Vertebrae Realignment in Subjects with Migraine: An Observational Pilot Study, reported that patients 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.

Don’t lose hope! We can help.

Let us help you get back to spending time with your family and friends, and doing the things you love! Call our office today at (619) 756-7510 for help with your migraines and headaches.

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