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 these signals to the brainstem housed in the upper neck. These signals activate the trigeminal nerve, which can set off migraine or headache episodes. The NUCCA procedure studies and analyzes the area of the spine which houses the brainstem, the upper cervical spine aka the upper neck. 

If there is a misalignment of atlas, the top vertebra of the neck, it can put indirect pressure on your brainstem causing symptoms. The upper neck has significant impact on intracranial pressure when misaligned. Cerebrospinal fluid gets backed up creating increased pressure in your skull.

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.

Here’s how we helped Joselyn…

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 over-the-counter pill and 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 in men.

Here’s how we helped Kevin…

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.

The best part is that there is no cracking, popping or twisting of your spine!..

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.