A recent case study from the Blair upper cervical chiropractic group reveals additional evidence linking head and neck trauma to migraine headaches and vertigo. This case study is another example of what the upright MRI research is revealing.
Here’s a quote from Dr. Lenarz’s case report:
A 54 year-old female patient entered the office with complaints of migraines 1-2 times per week and extreme chronic neck pain and vertigo for the past 10 years. She was injured in a motor vehicle accident ten years prior to her first visit in our office. The patient was seen 19 times over a period of 12 weeks. She received 3 upper cervical corrections during this time. The patient reported having 1 migraine 2 weeks after the first correction. Since that time, she has reported no migraine episodes, neck pain or vertigo.
Dr. Scott Rosa, upper cervical chiropractor from New York has been doing some amazing research with upright MRIs. He’s been able to show that when someone has a misalignment in the upper neck it is actually changing the flow of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) to, from and through the brain. CSF is the fluid that lubricates the brain and spinal cord. This research is helping scientists to explain the results upper cervical chiropractors are seeing in their offices every day.
The upright MRI technology can show the obstruction at the first few bones in the neck and how this misalignment causes a backup of CSF and increased intracranial pressure. When the misalignment is corrected by an upper cervical procedure such as NUCCA, the studies show that the pressure decreases by 28.6%! And the CSF flow becomes normal.
These changes in CSF, blood flow and intracranial pressure are likely linked to the results upper cervical chiropractors see with migraine patients and several other conditions, especially after a history of head or neck trauma.