14 Oct Migraines in Men—Examining the Minority
When it comes to migraines in the US, women suffer from the condition three times as frequently as men, but that doesn’t mean the 6% of American males dealing with this condition suffer any less. The fact is that migraines seem to be unique to each person, let alone whether one is male or female. The reasons behind migraines are also unique to individuals. What are some reasons men suffer from migraines?
One reason men end up with migraines is the wear and tear placed on their bodies. Whether it be from physical labor or contact sports, migraines are common in the wake of head and neck injuries such as a concussion or whiplash.
Of course, aging plays a role in the wearing down of soft tissue as well. Vascular tissue, in particular, suffers as a person ages. As men age, neck tension increases. This tension can lead to a reduced flow of oxygen to the brain which has certainly been linked to the occurrence of migraines.
Medication may also play a role in migraine occurrence in males. Beta blockers, a common treatment for hypertension (high blood pressure) are also often provided as a migraine “treatment.” However, it is important to note that these medications only address symptoms and not the underlying issue that causes the migraines in the first place.
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Upper Cervical Chiropractic and Migraines
If you are looking for a different, natural way to deal with the pain of migraines, upper cervical chiropractic may be what you’ve been searching for. This is a specific and gentle method of chiropractic that targets misalignments in the top two bones of the spine. These bones play a role in protecting the brainstem, facilitating blood flow to the brain, and maintaining proper drainage of cerebrospinal fluid. Therefore, even a slight misalignment may result in migraine issues.
Once the misalignment is corrected, many find that migraines are significantly reduced in both severity and frequency. Some even find that migraines are gone for good. Call Atlas Chiropractic of Ashville to find out if this is the right option for you.
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