Headaches are causing a financial headache. Each year, more than 12 million people visit the doctor because of a headache. In fact, about $31 billion is lost annually because of missed work and decreased productivity due to headaches. The losses can be especially significant for those who suffer migraines, a neurological condition that is lumped in with headaches by most people.
Recent studies show that more expensive imaging tests are being ordered for migraine sufferers including MRIs and CT scans. On the other hand, fewer people are being provided with inexpensive lifestyle counselling that could potentially help them to conduct themselves in a way that prevents migraines. Some lifestyle changes that can benefit those who suffer from migraines include:
- Keeping a diary to identify triggers
- Having a consistent sleep schedule
- Positive stress management
A Better Alternative for Migraine Treatment
There is good news for migraine sufferers in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area. Dr. Ian Bulow offers a natural and affordable approach to migraine management. As an upper cervical chiropractor, Dr. Bulow examines the C1 and C2 vertebrae for the potential underlying cause of migraines. After all, while the exact cause of migraines is a mystery to the medical world, the fact that it is a condition of the nervous system is readily understood.
A misalignment of the C1 or C2 vertebrae can put pressure on the brainstem and even have an effect on proper blood flow. One possible result is migraines. Realignment can help improve the quality of life for migraine sufferers by reducing symptoms or even providing long-term resolution of migraines.