Dr. Chad Note - I happened across this article recently and, though it was written in 2011, it's still very appropriate today. Stories abound regarding athletes missing games, just as so many others miss school or work, because of Migraines and the most common treatment option that they are offered is strong medications that speak nothing to the underlying cause. This article provides a different perspective on the matter, specifically geared toward Upper Cervical Care vs. Migraines.
One of NBA Basketball‘s most exciting players Dwyane Wade continues to battle migraine headaches after sitting out Saturday night’s game against Toronto, ESPN reported.
“Most of the time it lasts for four days,” Wade said. “This time, the effects are going into the third day. I’m doing everything with the doctors, but there are certain things you can’t control.”
Or can you?
Is it possible that there is an underlying cause associated with your migraines Dwyane?
If you got to the underlying cause would it be possible to prevent these migraines?
Would it be possible to eliminate them completely?
Dwyane Wade is a very physical player. He frequently dives on the floor and has had several head and neck traumas over the years. Here is one example of Wade whacking his head on the ground in the playoffs a few years ago. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ksc5_bpYw
What happens when you get head and neck traumas?
Well these accidents and injuries can tear loose the connective tissue that holds the spine in place and create a weakness, which then allows the spine to breakdown and lock into a stressed position.
Now I am sure that the Miami Heat have a staff Chiropractor, as almost all professional sports team do. But to get to this problem he may need a more advanced approach than general chiropractic. Learn more from a recent WebMDstory http://www.webmd.com/hypertension-high-blood-pressure/news/20070316/chiropractic-cuts-blood-pressure
If Mr. Wade has a misalignment in the upper neck at the base of the brain, blood flow has been shown to be effected. Research is demonstrating that these misalignments in the upper neck at the level of the Atlas can be an underlying cause with several vascular conditions such as Migraine Headaches, High Blood Pressure, Multiple Sclerosis and others. The veins that drain the brain are not working the way that they are supposed to be.
The main way that this takes place is the physical trauma associated with head and neck injuries.
The only way to safely, precisely and gently realign the spine is by acquiring precise upper cervical x-rays. Once the upper neck is viewed from all three directions then a plan can be put together to correct this complex condition. The NUCCA procedure is very effective at restoring the upper neck to it’s proper alignment.
Dwyane Wade…why don’t you get checked and get back on the court…
Dr. William R. Davis Jr., D.C. is a Vista Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist. He is in private practice in Southern California in the city of Vista. He specializes in correcting problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems. More information can be found on his website at http://www.nuccawellness.com
His blog: https://nuccadoctordavis.wordpress.com