Read about Dr. Michelle Speranza, an Airdrie NUCCA chiropractor specializing in Upper Cervical Care.
Headaches & Migraines

Not all headaches are created equal. In fact some can be more of a pain in the neck than others. The average adult head weighs around 10-12 lbs and is balanced on a two-ounce ring of bone called the atlas (C1). While this design may seem flawed, there are approximately 44 muscles and a near equal number of ligaments that support your head and neck and communicate with your brain about where your body is in space.

Dealing with headaches and migraines

Neck injuries, such as whiplash injuries, or chronic repetitive stress injuries, such as poor posture, can cause the joints in your neck to lock up in an abnormal position leading to restricted range of motion, increased muscle stiffness, and strain on the nerves and blood vessels between your head and neck. This increased muscle stiffness can trigger referred pain and pressure that may be felt in the forehead, temples, and base of the skull. Treating the underlying neck dysfunction may be as simple as correcting your posture and can dramatically reduce these symptoms.

Airdrie chiropractor Michelle Speranza uses the NUCCA method to help her patients alleviate pain.