With the Migraine Research Foundation reporting that migraines affect 38 million people in the U.S. (more than asthma and diabetes put together), it's no surprise that Dr. William Palmer sees a lot of headache sufferers in our Depew / Lancaster office. While some folks choose to relieve migraine pain with medications, chiropractic is a terrific, all-natural approach that usually provides positive results.
For instance, one study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics involved 127 participants ranging in age from 10 to 70-years-old who struggled with frequent (at least monthly) headaches. Each subject engaged in up to 16 chiropractic sessions. The patients noted that their headache frequency, duration, and disability two months before the study began, during the duration of the sessions (which was two months), and two months post-treatment.
What the authors discovered is that chiropractic adjustments reduced the frequency, duration, and disability of the migraine pain when compared with the control subjects who didn't receive chiropractic. In addition, this enabled them to take less medication for the pain, offering them an all-natural solution for a chronic problem.
Another paper found that a combination of chiropractic and neck massage reduced migraine headaches almost 68%.
If you have migraine pain and are looking for help, call Dr. William Palmer today and request an appointment in our Depew / Lancaster chiropractic office. We'll do what we can to help you become pain-free!
Migraine Fact Sheet. Migraine Research Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/fact-sheet.html on November 2, 2015
Noudeh Y et al. (2012). Reduction of current migraine headache pain following neck massage and spinal manipulation. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork;5(1):5-13
Tuchin P et al. (2000, February). A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;23(2):91-5