No more headaches!

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Ever wonder why chiropractors adjust the spine??? Take a look at this graph. It’s called a Meric chart and it demonstrates the relationship between vertebrae, organs and symptoms. It seems like in the past couple of weeks, I’ve noticed more and more women posting about migraines and headaches, so let’s take a look at that first.

If you look at the far right, you can see that symptom in the top quadrant, if you follow to the left, you can see that it’s directly related to the upper cervical spine. After a three dimensional series of digital x-rays, and a surface-electromyography nerve scan, an upper cervical doctor of chiropractic is able to make a direct correlation between the subluxated vertebra, nerve interference and subsequent symptoms. He (or she) can then use the x-rays to determine the path of correction and restorative care that is necessary to rebalance the spine. There’s no guessing involved. The NUCCA adjustment is precise, predictable, and reproducible!

Headaches and migraines are one of the top 3 symptoms that our patients are affected by. Typically, they arrive at our office after years, literally years, of almost daily head pain. They are amazed at how simply and effectively their body responds to this gentle adjustment. And how much fuller their lives become without the constant pain, misery, and medication that had plagued them before their spinal restoration process began.

I can empathize with these people. Before I met my husband, I suffered from daily headaches for several years, too, and took 4-6 excedrin a day to function. I had been in a car accident when I lived in Atlanta for college. It was a minor accident but it created a very unstable situation in my spine particularly my neck area. I started getting these headaches shortly after the accident, but didn’t make the connection until Terry and I were married and living in Davenport, Iowa for his chiropractic doctorate program. My student clinic doctor showed us the x-rays, and it became perfectly clear what the issue was, and how to fix it. After my very first adjustment, I was headache-free for the first time in years.

Headaches are easy, but the same correlation can be made with other health issues. The brain sends signals to the nerves that control EVERY cell, tissue, organ, gland, and bone in the body! When that nerve supply is short-circuited because of spinal misalignment, in even the slightest way, imbalance, disease, pain, and deterioration begins to occur.

We value this healing art for ourselves and for our patients! We’ve seen the miracles when brain and spinal function are restored! Clarity of thought, minimized pain, lifting grand babies, people walking without walkers, symptoms of MS, Lupus and other auto-immune diseases alleviated, blood sugar balanced, sciatica pain resolved, golf scores and other athletic performance improvement are just some of the blessings that we witness as our friends, family and community fully experience their aligned and balanced living well life!

Two things:

1. Be our guest! We’d welcome the opportunity to evaluate your brain function and see if upper cervical chiropractic care is right for you! For more information about this complimentary service, please direct message me for details.

2. Has chiropractic care changed your life? I would love to hear from you! Please share your story in the comments below! You never know how it can make a difference for someone else!

Lisa McCoskey