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Migraine Headaches, Multiple Sclerosis and Upper Cervical

MS and Migraines


So what does Multiple Sclerosis have to do with Migraine Headaches? Research shows possible explanations between MS & Migraine sufferers and how Upper Cervical Specialists get results by correcting Atlas misalignments.

A paper, titled “The Possible Role of Cranio-Cervical Trauma and Abnormal CSF Hydrodynamics in the Genesis of Multiple Sclerosis,”  was recently published and appears in the  journal Physiological Chemistry and Physics and Medical NMR (Sept. 20, 2011, 41: 1-17).

Commenting on the study, the lead researcher, Raymond V. Damadian stated, “These new observations have uncovered biomechanical barriers that appear to give rise to multiple sclerosis, and, even more excitingly, these barriers may be therapeutically addressable.”

Translation: problems in the neck affect the flow of fluid to and from the brain and this change in fluid is likely leading to multiple sclerosis.   The findings are based on viewing the real-time flow of cerebrospinal fluid in a series  of randomly chosen patients with multiple sclerosis.   The cerebrospinal fluid, known as CSF, lubricates the brain and spinal cord.

In addition, the Upper Cervical Research Foundation ( has been doing some very interesting research with Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PC MR) lately.

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In their paper Changes in Cerebral Blood Flow Patterns and Velocities of Migraine Subjects Following an Atlas Correction they stated “Results of a case study describing a subject diagnosed with migraine headache (without aura) reveal compelling results.  The subject was evaluated using the protocol of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (upper cervical) to determine the presence of an Atlas misalignment. After Atlas correction, a follow-up PC MR Study demonstrated changes in cerebral venous outflow. A change in vessel outflow pattern from a jugular to the paravertebral plexus route was discerned. Venous flow rate and vessel pulsatility decreased as well as cerebrospinal flow rate across the Atlas (C-1) vertebra. Most significantly, the imaging procedure measured a distinct decrease in intracranial compliance. The subject obtained relief from migraine headache pain consistent to maintenance of his Atlas correction by the end of thirty days. The PC MR exam continued to show improvement of the hemodynamic parameters measured over the 16-week study period consistent to maintenance of Atlas alignment.”

So now it is just about taking that first step…

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