By Aaron E. Bronson, Doctor of Chiropractic
If you’ve ever suffered from a migraine headache, you know how helpless and miserable it can make you feel. People who suffer through migraines experience limited mobility, often unable to speak or function normally due to the intensity and duration of the pain. On days like these, some seldom make it out of bed at all.
Along with debilitating pain, migraines can generate blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. A condition with such seemingly random patterns of frequency, duration, and specific triggers can frustrate suffers and healthcare providers alike.
According to the National Headache Foundation, at least 29.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines, and between 70 and 80 percent of those have a family history of the condition. Many turn to traditional medical sources for relief, utilizing strong medications and enduring ineffective and costly treatments in a desperate attempt to eliminate the pain.
What’s more, drug therapy typically involves side effects, complications with other medications, and in some cases even addiction or dependencies that further incapacitate patients or diminish the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
There are better, more productive treatment options available from licensed, qualified professionals who take the time to assess and treat those who have either exhausted a conventional approach or never considered treatment at all. A lesser-known procedure called Upper Cervical Chiropractic, pinpoints and corrects subluxation or misalignment of this critical connection between the neck and spine.
“Cervical spine manipulation was associated with significant improvement in headache outcomes in trials involving patients with neck pain and/or neck dysfunction and headache.”
Although headaches are not caused by just one specific source, a large amount of research clearly demonstrates that the majority of headaches are caused by problems in the cervical (neck) region of the spine. The vertebra of the cervical spine can become misaligned because of excessive or repetitive stress. These misalignments, also known as “vertebral subluxations” irritate the nerves in the neck and cause excessive muscle tension, all of which can contribute to a wide variety of headaches.
There is an established and documented link between anomalies of the C1 or “atlas” vertebra, the cranio-vertabral area and migraine headaches. The pressure on vertebral arteries and the brain stem can lead to a host of problems and conditions. An increasing number of headache victims are turning to Chiropractic for help. This only makes sense as the Doctor of Chiropractic specializes in the structure of the spine and its protective relationship to the nervous system. Chiropractors detect and correct spinal misalignments by physically adjusting the spine to restore its proper structural position. This removes the spinal stress and allows the nervous system to function correctly. The effectiveness of Chiropractic in resolving headaches has been well documented in research and case studies.
“Over 70% of all headaches arise from problems with the cervical spine and its related structures.”
Canadian Family Physician
Research on the upper cervical spine began in the 1930’s, pioneered by Dr. B.J. Palmer, who devoted much of his life to studying more than 6,000 patients at his research clinic to better understand how upper cervical injuries affected human health. Today’s select groups of specifically trained individuals who successfully treat patients with safer, more accurate corrections are the beneficial result of that understanding.
An Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is non-invasive, gentle and highly effective. We use the latest technology to ensure effective and precise care. Bronson Family Chiropractic is committed to excellence in health care for our patients. We offer Palmer Upper Cervical care and ProAdjuster techniques from our offices in Palm Beach Gardens. We are proud of the quality of care we provide and are always looking at the latest technology for a way to better assist our patients. If you or someone you love is tired of suffering from debilitating migraine headaches let us help you life migraine free contact Dr. Bronson and his team at 561-694-8877.
Aaron E. Bronson: Doctor of Chiropractic
As a seventh generation Florida native, I grew up with a natural love and affinity for Florida; its environment and its people. As a young child, my thirst for science and discovery grew as I was often doing special projects and participating in Science fairs throughout the state. My other passion growing up was baseball. This passion had me look at body mechanics and how just the slightest movement could affect the end result – namely raising my batting average. Persistence and practice paid off and one of my dreams came true when I helped lead The King’s Academy to the State High School Baseball Championship.
The University of Florida was a perfect fit for my undergrad work. I really loved my time in Gainesville. After graduating UF with a B.S. degree, it was off to Chiropractic school at Life University in Atlanta GA.
I was fortunate to be mentored by Dr. Milton Miller of North Palm Beach while in school. During this time, I saw first hand the daily miracles experienced as a result of Chiropractic care and specifically the life giving results from Upper Cervical adjustments. Dr. Miller had trained under the late Dr. B.J. Palmer and his knowledge and understanding of Chiropractic care was invaluable to me. His office was my classroom, his patients were the lab and my job was to observe and witness the results while learning what only years of experience could bring. This relationship continued after graduation as I showed up as the new doctor in town and worked with Dr. Miller until purchasing the clinic in August of 2003.
Bronson Family Chiropractic is committed to excellence in health care for our patients. We offer Palmer Upper Cervical care and ProAdjuster techniques from our offices in Palm Beach Gardens. We are proud of the quality of care we provide and are always looking at the latest technology for a way to better assist our patients.
I currently live in Jupiter, FL with my 2 beautiful daughters, Kayla and Emma. Gator football, Major League Baseball, fishing, and golf have me feel like everyday is ‘paradise’ while doing the work I love.
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By Aaron E. Bronson, Doctor of Chiropractic