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THE CAUSE - BRAINSTEM & NECK

The very first vertebra (neck bone) is called Atlas.

Atlas is a very important structure in regards to the blood vessels and the proximity to the brainstem and the spinal cord. Even a slightest misalignment (such as 1mm) may disrupt or hinder the function of the vertebral arteries/internal jugular veins, and cerebrospinal fluid at that level. 

This is why we, the Headache and Neck Clinic focus on the alignment of the atlas (C1) and down to C5.

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Vertebral artery

Vertebral artery is the main blood supply to the brainstem. Any involvement of the C1 displacement or change in the anatomy of the C1 will disrupt or hinder the proper blood supply to the brainstem, resulting lots of nerve related symptoms in particular, Migraine headache.

There could be more than JUST the blood vessel involvement. 

You would never know until you see them. 

LATEST STUDIES AND RESEARCHES

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MEDICATION OVERUSE HEADACHE PATIENTS SHOWING ENLARGED BRAINSTEM

20 Sep 2018

Volume Gain of Brainstem on Medication-Overuse Headache Using Voxel-Based Morphometry

MIGRAINE AURA, REALLY COMING FROM BRAINSTEM? ANSWER IS YES

28 Nov 2019

Migraine with brainstem aura: defining the core syndrome

THE BRAINSTEM IS A MAJOR SITE OF PROCESSING AND MODULATION OF NOCICEPTIVE INPUT (PAIN) AND PLAYS A KEY ROLE IN THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (MECHANISM OF THE DISEASE) OF VARIOUS HEADACHE DISORDERS

20 Apr 2015

Physiological brainstem mechanisms of trigeminal nociception: An fMRI study at 3T

ENLARGED BRAINSTEM CAN LEAD TO THE MIGRAINE HEADACHE WITH THE AURA

01 Oct 2018

Volume alterations of brainstem subregions in migraine with aura

BRAINSTEM AND CEREBELLUM INVOLVEMENT MAY INDUCE MIGRAINE HEADACHE WITHOUT THE AURA

02 Sep 2019

Structural changes of cerebellum and brainstem in migraine without aura

MECHANICAL COMPRESSION ON THE BRAINSTEM AND HEADACHE

29 Jul 2016

Structural alterations of the brainstem in migraine

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