Natural Migraine Treatment in Brisbane
Are you looking for natural migraine treatment in Brisbane? Have you already been to all the migraine specialists but still not found the solution that you are looking for? I understand how the constant fear of migraines is like a looming storm that threatens to ruin your day at any moment.
It is difficult, if not impossible to plan events with your friends and family. There is a severe disappointment if you need to cancel at the last moment. And when you do attend, you often have to sit on the sidelines, like a ghost, missing out on yet another joyful occasion.
Even though your loved ones do understand, it doesn’t change your own frustration and sadness. Plus of course, you will have to deal with the nauseating pain that feels like someone is chiseling your skull apart from the inside out.
Add to it that you can’t focus clearly. And that causes mood swings from a most pleasant Dr. Jekyll to an irritable Mr or Ms. Hyde. No matter how many people you have in your life to support you, you feel alone knowing that there is little that they can do that will actually help you through the episode.
Approximately 10-15% of the Australia population suffers migraines. That’s 2-3 million people! A few other eye-opening statistics you may not know include the following:
- there are up to 7 million additional people who suffer tension-type headaches, which brings the total to over 10 million people … almost half of the entire Australia population!
- 1 out of every 4 households has at least one person living there who suffers migraines. In other words, you are not alone!
- the direct and indirect costs of migraines alone are estimated to be $1 billion per year.
What would it look like if migraines were no longer a part of your life?
If you could find a natural migraine treatment in Brisbane that actually worked for you, what would that allow you to do? Would you spend more time with your kids? Would you be more productive at work? Would you exercise more? Would you have more energy?
Would you actually enjoy your life again? That is what I hope you offer you on this blog. Not simply to recite statistics about migraines or common treatments that you already know … especially if what you’re doing isn’t working! I want to offer you a genuinely effective and natural treatment for migraines in Brisbane that you have probably not explored.
Migraine Facts & Myths
The proper alignment of the top vertebra in your neck - the atlas - is absolutely essential if you suffer migraines. Did you know that brain tissue itself does not contain any pain receptors? None whatsoever! However, the connective tissue protects your brain does.
This tissue is called the meninges, which involves 3 layers: from inside out, the pia mater, the arachnoid mater, and the dura mater. If irritated, it is the meninges - not your brain - that produce a tidal wave of noxious information that your brain interprets as a migraine.
In a previous article, I discussed how the location of the irritation is the only effective difference in the type of migraine that you experience. In other words, you can go to all the migraine specialists in Brisbane if you want just to get the name of your condition when really the name does not matter! What matters most is what the actual cause of your migraines is, and what type of care will actually work for you!
Right here is a critical question where your answer will determine if you will ever find a permanent solution for your migraines. The question is, “Do you want to treat the symptoms, or do you want to correct the cause?” … because almost all migraine treatments are focused on the symptoms, not the cause!
Medicating, sedating, or burning your nerves is one approach. Taking supplements and avoiding certain triggers is actually quite similar because the sole focus is on reducing pain. It is never addressing the question, “Why is this happening in the first place?”
Numerous chemicals have the potential to irritate the meninges - chocolate, alcohol, caffeine, preservatives, food additives, and certain perfumes to name just a few of the most common ones. However, the point is that these substances are nothing more than triggers. They are only the tip of the iceberg. The true problem is the behemoth hidden beneath the water that is lowering your general adaptive potential, making it much quicker and easier to experience pain.
The Role of the Upper Neck in Migraines
Very commonly, that hidden something causing the meningeal irritation is a physical injury involving the upper neck - the C1, C2, and C3 vertebrae. This part of the body is also called the upper cervical spine or the craniocervical junction. (Just a bit more anatomy here.)
You have exceptionally strong ligaments in your upper neck called myodural bridges. Myodural bridges anchor your brainstem to the rim of C1, C2 and C3 so that you do not crush your own spinal cord when you move your head. These myodural bridges also facilitate the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid, which bathes and cushions your brain.
When you suffer an injury that affects the alignment of your upper neck - not broken or dislocated - but entrapped just far enough, it causes the myodural bridges to physically pull on the meninges. This physical pull is a source of irritation that your brain interprets as a migraine.
So you're looking for natural migraine treatment in Brisbane, what do you do next? The good news for you is that if the cause of your migraines is physical and caused by an issue in your upper neck, the solution is likely to be simpler, less expensive and healthier than taking medication for the rest of your life! The cause and solution for your migraines may be one-and-the-same.
Blair Upper Cervical Care as a natural Migraine treatment in Brisbane
One of the most powerful ways to take care of your migraines may be to correct the alignment of vertebrae in your upper neck - the C1, C2, and C3. This is the specific approach to how I may able to help you experience relief from their migraines even when they have done everything else. It is called “Blair upper cervical chiropractic.” “Wait a minute,” you exclaim. “I’ve already tried a chiropractor, but that didn’t work for me!”
An Upper Cervical Chiropractor corrects misalignments of the upper neck that your body cannot self-correct. Read for more info in Brisbane and Australia. Many people see the word “chiropractor” and assume that what I do is just like everyone else: that I twist or crack the neck; or that I use a little instrument to “click” on the back.
Or more simply as I’ve just said, that they’ve already been to a chiropractor, but that it didn’t help them. I fully appreciate your apprehensions. However, if what I’ve explained thus far makes sense, I ask only that you give me your consideration through to the end. Let me put it this way: if a general chiropractor is like a GP, an upper cervical chiropractor is like a specialist.
The level of detail that I and other upper cervical doctors take in getting to the root of your condition is exceptionally high. As a result, we are able to identify and correct problems in the upper neck that other therapists, chiropractors, and even specialists do not … and that why Blair upper cervical doctors are often able to provide migraine relief where so many others have not.
There are countless stories from people around the world, who have suffered migraines, have tried everything else, but finally, discover relief with upper cervical care. In a published compilation of 101 case studies - including 37 patients experiencing migraines - 26 patients experienced the complete resolution of their migraines with the other 11 experiencing remarked improvement in either the frequency or severity of their migraines.
If you have been suffering migraines and are seeking natural migraine treatment in Brisbane - even if you have been to the general chiropractor or believe that you've seen ever other doctor or care provider out there - I strongly recommend that you contact us at our office - 07 3188 9329 - to determine if we will be able to assist you to find the relief you have long been searching for.
Natural Migraine Treatment in Brisbane - References & Citations
Burgos-Vega C, Moy J, and Dussor G. Meningeal afferent signaling and the pathophysiology of migraine. Prog Mol Biol Transl Sci. 2015;131:537-64. doi: 10.1016/bs.pmbts.2015.01.001. Epub 2015 Feb 9. Elster E. Upper cervical chiropractic care for a patient with chronic migraine headaches with an appendix summarizing an additional 100 headache cases. J Vertebral Subluxation Res. 3 Aug 2003:1-10.