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Chiropractic Care is Capable of Treating Migraine Pain

As far as migraines are concerned, chiropractic care is capable of providing patients relief. Best of all, it does so without ant prescriptions. Research suggests that migraines can be drastically reduced by way of chiropractic treatment. In fact, chiropractic care seems to be a non-drug solution capable of treating this debilitating condition in an effective manner.

Migraine headaches are comprised of extreme throbbing or stabbing pain. They can last anywhere between 4 and 72 hours, depending on the severity of the migraine. These types of headaches are an aspect of a complicated neurological condition which encompasses a bevy of symptoms. Those symptoms include numbness or tingling in the face or extremities; severe sensitivity to smell, touch, light, and sound; dizziness; vomiting and/or nausea; or visual disturbances.

Migraines don’t affect men as much as they do women. In fact, 85% of people who suffer from chronic migraines are female.

Many people in America suffer from migraines (30 million people, to be exact), as well as in other parts of the world (1 billion people). As such, chances are pretty good that your chiropractic clinic receives visits from people who also suffer from chronic or acute migraines.

This begs the question – how is chiropractic treatment capable of minimizing the severity and frequency of these horrible headaches?

An article that was published in 2017 discussed a study that lasted 17 months. It involved just over 100 patients who experienced a minimum of one migraine every 30 days. Patients in the study were separated into three groups: ones that got regular pharmaceutical treatments; ones that got chiropractic treatment in the form of spinal manipulations; and another one that got placebo manipulations. This active study went on for 90 days (bookended by a 30-day run-up before it started and a follow-up visit three, six, or twelve months right after).

The amount of days that migraines were experienced drastically went down for every group, from the baseline all the way to the follow-up. This effect kept going for the group that received chiropractic treatment. Also, the length of time that these migraines lasted were also reduced for people who received chiropractic treatment, more so than the group that received pharmaceutical treatment.

Randomized Clinical Trial Meta-Analysis

Meta-analyses involve pooling results together from various studies in order to filter similarities. A study that was published in April 2020 was conducted comprised of six small-sized studies. They covered almost 700 patients, 75% of which were female. The intervention durations involved with the studies varied between 2 and 6 months. It focused on aspects of migraine pain, including the amount of days it lasted for, its intensity/pain level, and how much of an effect it had on the sufferer.

By pooling findings of the six studies, researchers discovered that manipulation of the spine minimizes not only migraine durations, but their intensity/pain as well.

Pain Relief

Although migraines are capable of wreaking havoc on the physical and emotional well-being of patients, people do not have to suffer. Modern research has proven that manipulation of the spine can minimize migraine pain, as well as the amount of days they last for.