No matter who you are, experiencing a migraine is unpleasant at best. However, migraines disproportionately affect women. Women suffer from migraines three times as often as do men. During childhood years, migraines are more common in boys than in girls. However, following puberty, the prevalence of migraines begins to favor girls. In fact, girls are more likely to experience their first migraine episode during the year their menstrual cycle begins than at any other point in life.
Why More Women Than Men?
The mechanisms by which migraines occur are complicated and not totally understood yet. There are many known migraine triggers, including certain foods, strong scents, and changes in weather. However, there is one major trigger for women that might explain why they experience migraines three times as often than men. Migraines can be triggered by hormonal fluctuation, and the main culprit is estrogen. Estrogen is a hormone that becomes more influential in a woman’s body after puberty.
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The Road to Relief from Migraines
At Solara Health, we take a natural approach to helping people who are suffering from migraines. Migraines are considered neurological headaches, and in that light, we look closely at neurological function as it relates to the alignment of the uppermost vertebrae in the spine. The atlas vertebra is positioned just beneath the base of the skull. Any misalignment of this vertebra can affect not only nerve function but can also hinder normal blood flow and cerebrospinal fluid flow. Any of these factors can influence the formation of migraines.
Upper cervical chiropractic is an approach that is gaining recognition for gently and specifically addressing the root cause of many migraine cases. Atlas misalignments can be quite small but still create big problems for the body, which is why we are very thorough in our analysis and precise with our adjusting. Once the underlying atlas misalignment is corrected, the body can heal naturally over time, which can likely reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
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