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Your Brain Changes, Depression and Migraines

Migraine, Headache, Natural Relief, Drug FreeDid you know people who suffer from migraines and depression have smaller brains than the average sized brain. That’s according to a study done by the National Institute on Aging and and Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, in Bethesda, Md.

The purpose of the study, which was published online in Neurology, was to see how it affects the brain when a person suffers from migraines and depression. Dr. Larus S. Gudmundsson, one author of this study, “Our study suggests that people with both migraine and depression may represent a unique group from those with only one of these conditions.”



Other studies, such as one published inRadiology, showed that people who suffer from both of those conditions have less tissue covering the part of the brain that processes pain. The Journal of the American Medical Association discovered women who suffer from migraines have a higher chances of developing small lesions on their brains.

Though, studies using an upright MRI and a Phase Contrast MRI both show this is caused due to a misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae, which changes the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to, from, and within the brain. A misalignment in your upper neck vertebrae is the cause of those obstructions, and as those obstructions cause a back up in CSF and cerebral blood flow, it leads to an increase in intracranial pressure.

Though, the good news is that all of this can be corrected using a gentle and specific type of chiropractic called upper cervical chiropractic. Studies show adjusting the upper cervical spine decreases pressure by 28.6%, and it normalizes blood flow.

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