– On this episode, we’re gonna talk about migraine headaches, some of the causes that you’ve
probably never heard of, and a quick and easy way to fix it, so, stay tuned. (inspiring music) Maybe you’ve been suffering
with migraines for years. I see a lot of younger kiddos
like 15, 16, 17 year old kids that have just debilitating migraines. Maybe it’s been going
on for decades for you, maybe you’re an adult
that you’ve gotta go hide in your room, hide in the
dark, turn off all the lights and stay away from everybody. Headaches are, and
migraines, specifically, are common in the population,
but it’s not normal, so I want to go over a
little bit of the causes that maybe you’ve never
even heard of before and some things you can do to fix it. Specifically, in terms of
cause, I wanna talk about the upper neck. There’s some really cool
research that’s been coming out in the last few years,
specifically Gary Hack is one of the guys, he’s a dentist, and it talks about tension that can be put on the actual spinal cord
in the upper cervical spine when the bones are out of alignment. Gary Hack specifically
talked about a little muscle dural bridge that attaches in that area. If you can imagine, when the
muscles of the upper neck around the atlas and axis are tense, it can put tension on the actual cord. Well, the sleeve in that
area that surrounds your cord is very, very nerve
rich and very sensitive, so what they did in that
research was actually cut that little tissue in
there and what they noticed was relief in migraine
patients from doing that. Now, that’s one approach. What I think is really
cool is that it points out that dysfunction here and
tension on these tissues can cause migraine headaches. Another approach that is a
little bit less permanent in terms of cutting tissues is to realign the structure,
specifically the atlas and axis, the top two bones in the neck, back into more normal
alignment to release them and restore their proper
alignment underneath the skull, thereby, releasing tension
that is on those tissues. We have a lot of success with
patients that are experiencing migraines because when you
restore the more normal alignment to that area, those tissues
have the opportunity to relax. Beyond the actual tension
to the nerves or the dura, that sleeve around your cord, secondly, I’d like to talk about,
briefly, blood flow that enters the skull through the atlas
and axis, those top two bones in the neck, is the blood flow, right, that feeds into your skull. They literally call them
the vertebral arteries because they run through
the bones, the vertebra. If you could imagine having
rotation misalignment in that area of those bones,
it’s not gonna lend itself to optimal blood flow into the skull, which is what you want. Potentially, if you tend to
have blood flow type headaches, you would wanna release
and open up that area to restore optimal 100%
blood flow into the skull. I hope this has helped you
understand some of the root causes behind migraine
headaches in terms of tension on the tissues up around
the upper cervical spine, as well as blood flow. I want you to know that your
body is designed for normal function, so if you are
experiencing this kind of misery, even though it’s common, it’s not normal, and your body should be expressing normal, pain-free function, so
it’s a good indication that you should get it
looked at and see if there is a problem with the
alignment of those bones up around the brain stem there. As always, a consultation in the office, if you wanna sit down
and go over your history and see if you’re a candidate
for this kind of care, it’s always free, so
there’s no stress there. I want to encourage you to give us a call. Other than that, I hope to
see you at one of our next free workshops if you
want more information. Thank you for watching
and please subscribe. Thank you. (inspiring music) (cheerful music)

4 thoughts on “Migraines, The Myodural Bridge and Atlas (C1) Misalignment | Ask Dr. Collins Episode 006”

  1. Thank you! I have suffered from migraines for so long. This makes a lot of sense. I think my upper cervical spine is out. 🙁

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