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Migraine awareness week: 7-14th of September

It’s believed that some migraines originate in the spine. Often a misalignment of the vertebrae, or subluxation, can irritate the nerves that travel the length of the spine to the brain. This misalignment makes a person more prone to chemical imbalances in the brain. Some researchers say that realigning the vertebrae—a chiropractor’s specialty—relieves the pressure against inflamed nerves and can in turn relieve the headaches.

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For migraines caused by subluxation, chiropractors recommend gently stretching the neck—rolling and sudden movements should be avoided. To prevent subluxations, pay attention to your posture. For example, if you sit for long periods in front of a computer, move your body around frequently. Also, sleep on your side or back, and use a firm pillow that supports your neck.

In an article by United Chiropractic they listed some new research:

A clinical trial in Australia found that 75% of migraine sufferers experienced either ‘substantial’ or ‘noticeable’ improvement after a period of chiropractic treatment. One of the authors of the research, Dr Peter Tuchin said”

Around 22% (of patients) had substantial reduction which means that more than 60% of their symptoms reduced during the course of the treatment” “What makes this a really strong result is that this was a chronic group –the average length of time they’d had migraines was 18 years. To get a change of that sort of magnitude in a really chronic group was amazing”

Book your appointment online, or call us on 04 348 1166 For more information on migraines, follow the link http://www.chiropracticdubai.com/chiropractic-info/so-why-chiropractic-for-headaches-when-your-pain-tablets-are-at-arms-length/