Research Proves Chiropractic Is Great For Migraines

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Chiropractic for migraines

Why They Did It

The stated reasoning for this paper was to simply test how effective chiropractic adjustments are for common migraines.

How They Did it

  • This study was a randomized controlled trial period.
  • It lasted six months.
  • The trial included three stages, which were two months of data prior to the treatment, two months of data during treatment, and two months of data following treatment period.
  • The comparisons were made at the end of the six months for the chiropractic adjustment group as well as a control group.
  • 127 subjects were used.
  • Their ages were between 10 years old and 70 years old.
  • The protocols put forth by the international headache society were used in the diagnosis of migraines.
  • The subjects had to experience a minimum of one migraine per month to be accepted into the study.
  • The subjects underwent two months of chiropractic manipulative therapy that consisted of 16 treatments.
  • The subjects completed detailed diaries throughout treatment.

What They Found

  • The treatment group shows significant performance in frequency, duration, disability, and medication use.
  • In other words, 22% had a greater than 90% reduction of migraines.

Wrap It Up

“The results of this study support previous results showing that some people report significant improvement in migraines after chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy. A high percentage (>80%) of participants reported stress as a major factor for their migraines. It appears probable that chiropractic care has an effect on the physical conditions related to stress and that in these people the effects of the migraine are reduced.”

Tuchin PJ, et. al., “A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine.” J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2000 Feb;23(2):91-5.

Just another reason to call a chiropractor TODAY!

Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic. Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled. We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising the general, overall level of health! Please feel free to leave a comment and tell me your thoughts. I’d love to hear what you think.And….SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!! We cannot make a difference without your help.

Till next time……

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