Your Migraines and A Greek God
Imagine having an unrelenting migraine every day for six months…Imagine being a mom of three with a migraine headache every day…
What took her migraine away after six months?
A specific chiropractic adjustment to her ATLAS was all she needed!
The Atlas is the top bone at the base of the skull. It is a 2-ounce bone that holds the weight of your head all day. It gets its name from the Greek god Atlas that holds the world on his shoulders. This area is highly susceptible to injury not only through trauma but also the use of technology in today’s world. A lot of us are on the move all day and have our heads down buried into your phone or computer!
Aside from supporting your skull all day it is the only bone in your spine held in place primarily from muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It’s the only bone in the spine not locked into place by a bone above and below. Even if you have never had a significant trauma a misaligned or subluxated Atlas can be the culprit when it comes to chronic headaches and migraines for two main reasons.
1) Your brain stem, your central nervous systems connection between brain and spinal cord, sits just above or at the level of the Atlas. It is the most vitally rich nerve area in your body. Its often been referred to as “Houston Control” because it has an influence over every vital function in your body. Due to its mal-positioning it can also wreak havoc on other body systems as well like digestion and breathing.
2) A common complaint of migraine and headache sufferers is pressure or throbbing in the head or behind an eye. A subluxated Atlas can also cause interference to the proper blood flow to the brain crating that pressure or throbbing sensation.
Over the past 17 years we have helped hundreds of super moms and other patients correct the true cause of their migraines without taking dangerous medications like “Triptans”. The only way to know if you have an Atlas misalignment is with an x-ray. There is no guessing!
Is your Atlas misalignment causing your headaches or migraines?