Thursday, 23 July 2015

C1 & C2 blurred and double vision

Causes of Migraines and Blurred Vision
While the most common symptom of migraines is severe pain. Other symptoms may affect vision. In fact, blurred vision is a rather common symptom for a person to experience during a migraine. What are the causes of these migraine headaches and blurred vision? How can you treat them in a natural way? Read on to learn more.
While the ultimate cause of migraines is still unknown, some factors seem to include a family history, certain triggers (such as particular foods or activities), and head and neck injuries. In order to treat these migraines, a physician may prescribe various medications. Some medications include beta blockers, antidepressants, and anti-seizure medications. But what if you want a natural approach?
One good suggestion is to keep a food journal. You may be able to discover which foods or drinks trigger your migraines and cut these out of your diet to reduce occurrences. Keep track also of which activities bring on a migraine.
If your migraines are the result of an injury, upper cervical chiropractic can help you to reduce your symptoms or possibly eliminate the migraines altogether. This is because head or neck trauma can cause the C1 and C2 vertebrae to become misaligned. This can cause migraines, even if you don’t feel any neck pain due to the misalignment. Head and neck injuries, even 10 to 20 years prior to the onset of migraines may be to blame. Why not set up a consult with an upper cervical chiropractic practitioner to see if this is the right solution for you.

What to Do Next

To find an upper cervical specialist in your area go to or if you are in the Boise, Idaho area to schedule your upper neck evaluation CLICK HERE.
If you would like to learn more about the connection between the upper neck and migraines, click the button below to watch our Overcoming Migraines video series.
Dr. Alan Fox of Advanced Upper Cervical Chiropractic Wellness in Boise, Idaho has been helping people with a variety of different problems for over 30 years.  He is one of only a few doctors in the entire state of Idaho who are trained in specialized upper cervical chiropractic procedures. His upper cervical clinic also serves the communities of Meridian, Nampa, Mountain Home and across the country and around the world. He is board certified in Orthospinology and 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, including migraine headaches, neck and back pain, multiple sclerosis, vertigo, insomnia, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and more. More information can be found on his website at
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