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What causes migraines?

If you’re wondering what causes migraines…

You’re in the right place.

There is much research on this subject.  Unfortunately, there is no definitive cause for all cases of migraines.

A better approach to this problem is understanding that there are multiple causes and triggers.

It’s also important to understand there’s a difference between triggers and causes.

Most people think about red wine, sugar, lack of sleep as being reasons for the migraine.  These are actually triggers.  And there are numerous triggers.

But triggers are not a reason for the problem.  They only tend to exacerbate the issue, or make it worse.

When it comes to what causes migraines, there’s one common cause that’s missed frequently with the painful headaches.

The factor is shifting in the top 3 bones of the neck.

Whenever there’s a misalignment in the top of the cervical spine, it can lead to changes in neurological function and also blood flow.

There have been several studies showing a link between blood flow restriction and migraine headaches. This is made worse with shifting in the upper neck.

Therefore, what can you do if you’re suffering with this problem?

First, begin by assessing the structural integrity of your cervical spine.  Does it contain shifting?

Or, is there a nice curve, and little, to no shifting in your neck?

Without ruling out shifting in the upper 3 bones of your neck, the likelihood for resolving these kinds of problems will not be good.

So, if there is in fact shifting in your neck, the next thing that’s recommended is to correct the underlying problem.

This is done by a professional who is proficient in restoring proper function to the spine and nervous system.  When proper function and alignment is achieved, neurology and blood flow should improve into the head.

For an example of what shifting in the neck looks like, as well as a case study about how it can be resolved, check out this video…



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Dr. Matt Pennetti suffered from excruciating cluster headaches in college that threatened to derail his playing career and school. His life took a turn when he was introduced to a Neuro-Structural Chiropractor who was able to gave him relief from the pain and discomfort. After that life-changing moment, Dr. Matt decided he wanted to to do the same for other people who suffer with health issues. When Dr. Matt is not in the office, he's feverishly completing the "honey-do" list, or trying to keep his son, Braxton from growing up too quick.