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Migraine and Headaches and the Latest MRI Research

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Posted on 11-17-2017

Your Brain, is it Under Pressure?

An obstruction can be created when the atlas vertebra in your neck becomes misaligned with the cranium. This situation can cause a serious backup of CSF cerebral spinal fluid which has been found to increase intracranial pressure. When this misalignment was corrected am Atlas adjustment procedure, the pressure was shown to decrease by 28.6% to return CSF pressure and flow to normal and to alleviate the source of the migraines and headaches.


The idea of the fluid (CSF and blood) collecting in the brain due to the poor draining and improper position of these vertebrae is under review for a cause of other conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease as well.

Migraines, MRI Research, and Chiropractic

Dr. Scott Rosa, an Upper Cervical Chiropractor from New York, has conducted MRI research of whiplash brain trauma and how that affects brain positioning within the skull. Along with Dr. Raymond Damadian MD the inventor of the MRI, their research has shown that in many of these cases, (considerably high in whiplash cases, over 70%) the top vertebra of the neck, the Atlas or C1, has been subluxated or twisted out of alignment. Dr. Rosa and Dr. Damadian MRI images demonstrate how this Atlas misalignment “causes a pull on the brain and brainstem”. This pull… on the brain causes a blockage of CSF, cerebral spinal fluid, the fluid that your brain and spinal cord are bathed in, as well as blocking blood to and from the brain. The CSF lubricates the brain and spinal cord and these blockages cause stress and decrease the flow of nutrients to the brain.


In 2012 I was fortunate enough to meet with Dr Rosa in San Jose CA and to view his research first hand. Dr. Rosa then presented MRI imaging of pre and post a chiropractic atlas adjustment that demonstrated the immediate the effect on brain placement. An adjustment of the atlas was shown to resolve the maligned tension and pull on the brain and brainstem! A single adjustment began to the unwind chronic patterns of brain trauma! The patient’s reported that they felt much better post atlas adjustment. These finding prompted Dr. Damadian to state that adjusting the atlas (C1) is a missing link in health care.


Chiropractors have always had great success with headache and migraine sufferers, and now Dr Rosa’s research has clearly demonstrated the physiology and connection between brain trauma, migraines, and exactly how the chiropractic adjustment is alleviating this condition and changing people's lives. If you are having headaches and migraines call me for an examination to see if this might be the reason for your suffering. I would be happy to help you get your head back straight, and to relieve the pressure inside your head!


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