The Connection Between Vertigo and Migraine Headaches

Vertigo and Migraine Headaches

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The connection between vertigo and migraines continues to deepen. Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the MRI machine, found some very interesting information by using an upright MRI that shows how a misalignment in the upper neck area changes the flow of the cerebrospinal fluid to the brain. Cerebrospinal fluid is vital to proper brain function as it acts as a lubricant to, not only the brain, but also the spinal cord.

Because of the MRI machine, research has revealed much about upper vertebrae misalignments, how these can hinder the flow of cerebrospinal fluid. That, in turn, causes the cerebrospinal fluid to back up leading to intracranial pressure. So, how does all of this help to understand migraines and vertigo?

Migraines and Vertigo

Dr. Lenarz, a member of the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society, has recently conducted a detailed case study that proves further the theory that migraines and vertigo are truly linked to trauma of the head and/or neck.

According to this report, a 54-year-old woman was suffering from migraine headaches about once or twice a week. She had been in an auto accident approximately 10 years prior and ever since suffered bouts of vertigo and chronic pain in her neck. She sought the care of Dr. Lenarz. In 12 weeks’ time, she saw Dr. Lenarz 19 times, but only required 3 adjustments to her upper cervical spine. After her first exam, she suffered one migraine two weeks later. After that, she reported no migraines, vertigo, or neck pain.

How Upper Cervical Care Helps

Upper cervical chiropractors examine the upper neck through modern advances in technology to find out if and where the misalignment lies. We will then devise a treatment plan for our patients and begin adjusting the upper neck. This will relieve any hindrance to the flow of cerebral spinal fluid. It allows the body to heal and vertigo, migraines, and other similar symptoms may become a thing of the past as a result.


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