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Migraines and Hypertension - The Link Between

Migraine, Headache, Natural Relief, Drug FreeConsider the following report from the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. One woman, age 25, was experiencing both hypertension and migraines. She took Hydrochlorothiazide for her blood pressure. This drug has many potential side effects including headaches, nosebleeds, indigestion, joint pain, fevers, and more. She decided to try upper cervical chiropractic care as an alternative.

An upper cervical x-ray revealed a misalignment with the potential to cause high blood pressure. After her first adjustment, she was reassessed using several methods:

  • Postural assessment
  • Supine leg length assessment
  • Paraspinal thermography
  • Blood pressure measurements

After 12 weeks, her blood pressure was greatly reduced, and she was also experiencing fewer and less severe migraines.

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Why Does Upper Cervical Alignment Affect Blood Pressure?

The average human head weighs 10-12 pounds. Soft tissue along with the bones maintain a delicate balance. When the upper neck is out of alignment, there may not be any pain, causing the problem to go undiagnosed. However, other symptoms may occur, hypertension included.

This happens because the misalignment reduces blood flow to and from the brain. The result is all sorts of changes in the body including, but not limited to, blood pressure fluctuations.

If you are looking for an upper cervical chiropractor in the Chesapeake, Virginia area, Dr. David Packer can help. Dr. Packer has experience in diagnosing and correcting subluxations of the C1 and C2 vertebrae in the upper neck. These bones are found at the base of the skull. A misalignment can place pressure on arteries that bring blood to the brain. The misalignment can even place pressure on the brainstem itself.

Getting an examination can be your first step in finding a natural solution to hypertension and other health issues that are often generated in the neck. Head to Precision Spinal Care to get a consultation and learn more.


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