It has been seen that vertigo and migraines are closely related to a misalignment in the upper spine. One person who has been instrumental in this discovery is Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the MRI. He observed, while using the upright MRI, that the flow of cerebrospinal fluid to the brain changes in those who have a misalignment in this area. Cerebrospinal fluid is a lubricant to the brain and the spinal cord and is vital to the proper function of both.
When a misalignment is located in the upper bones of the neck, cerebrospinal fluid can be hindered from leaving the brain causing intracranial pressure to develop. This is one reasons for a migraine to occur. So, how does vertigo fit into the picture?
Vertigo and Spinal Misalignments
A member of the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Society, Dr. Lenarz, conducted a case study that shows further proof of how vertigo and migraines are both connected to trauma to the head and neck. In his report, a woman who was 54 years old, was having migraines once or twice a week. She stated she had been in a vehicle accident approximately 10 years ago and since then had been coping with vertigo and chronic neck pain. She began seeking Dr. Lenarz’ care. After her 1st exam, she reported a migraine two weeks later. After visiting him for 12 weeks and receiving 3 adjustments to her cervical spine, she had no more vertigo, neck pain, or migraine pain!
Vertigo and Migraines Relieved by Proper Spinal Alignment
Upper cervical chiropractors, such as myself, use modern technology to exam the neck for even the smallest misalignment as these can be the cause of many problems throughout the body. We then use a gentle technique to help the bones to move back into their original position, alleviating any stress being placed on the brainstem. This helps to restore the proper flow of cerebrospinal fluid and can lead to a decrease in migraines and vertigo. As in the above case, some see them go away completely.s
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