Migraine sufferers don’t suffer by
themselves. Approximately 15% of US adults get migraine. More often, women more so than men are bothered by migraine. Women tend
to suffer migraine three times more often as men do. (1)
Spinal Care Clinic is not alone in wanting to help migraine
sufferers get relief. Spinal Care Clinic is delighted to contribute to the migraine relief effort with its gentle
Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic care.
TREATMENTS FOR MIGRAINE: MEDS & CHIROPRACTIC & MORE
What do migraine
sufferers do about their migraine? They turn to medications.
Meds are first line treatment options, yet around 50% of migraine
sufferers are recently using complementary and
integrative medicine. One research team has set
up a study of the chiropractic care of migraine
as migraine and musculoskeletal tension and pain often go
together. They called their study the “Integrative Migraine Pain Alleviation through
Chiropractic Therapy (IMPACT).” (1) Spinal Care Clinic anticipates their findings as they plan
to assess multimodal chiropractic care plus
usual care and usual care but itself for adult women with episodic
MIGRAINE TREATMENT OUTCOMES
Non-pharmacological interventions for migraine are usual.
To find out if an intervention is “clinically
meaningful,” researchers look for a 50% reduction in headaches. A group
of researchers who looked at a large number of published
studies suggested that associated
symptoms and fear of attacks would also be appropriate outcome
measures along with the 50% reduction in migraines. They
also stated that the degree of effectiveness for non-pharmacological
interventions – particularly used with
medication – should be lower if helpful. (2) Spinal Care Clinic is
pleased to play a role in our Burlington and Hamilton
migraine sufferers’ healthcare team for migraine relief. The 50% Rule has governed the outcomes of Cox Technic.
CHIROPRACTIC APPROACH TO MIGRAINE
Chiropractic is recognized for its approach to
musculoskeletal pain and its relief. Since research suggested that
musculoskeletal tension may play a role in migraine, chiropractic
may play a role in its relief. Researchers amassed
details from several randomized control trials of spinal manipulation
for migraine relief. Treatment with spinal manipulation varied
from 2 to 6 months. Preliminarily, spinal manipulation was written to
be an effective therapeutic treatment to reduce migraine days
and migraine intensity and pain. (3) Spinal Care Clinic performs very
gentle spinal manipulation from the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management to relieve pain and alleviate any
migraine-related musculoskeletal pain issues.
CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he details treatment of migraine and
related neck pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Manipulation for a
patient who benefitted from his chiropractic care.
Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
appointment with Spinal Care Clinic for adjunctive
relief and care of migraine pain. Burlington and Hamilton migraine sufferers do
not have to suffer by themselves, don’t have
to cope with migraine alone.
Spinal Care Clinic uses spinal manipulation and Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic
services for some relief.
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