It's another sunny July afternoon and your kids are out by
the pool, laughing, playing and enjoying the sunshine. (Make
wearing sunscreen!) You’d love
to join them, but you’re trapped inside again, enduring the
pain and frustration
of another migraine headache.
If you suffer from migraines, you’re certainly not alone.
They’re relatively common, affecting an estimated 10% of the
population. What can be done to get rid of migraines? According
to a recent study, chiropractic care may hold the answer.
One hundred and twenty-seven migraine patients (at least
one migraine per month) were divided into two groups for comparison.
Group 1 received chiropractic adjustments at specific vertebral
subluxations determined by the treating practitioner; group
2 served as controls and received inactive treatment (electrical
stimulation with no current delivered). Subjects receiving
chiropractic adjustments reported substantial improvement
in migraine frequency, duration, disability, and medication
use following two months of treatment. One in five participants
reported a 90% reduction in migraines, and half reported significant
improvement in migraine severity.
Are you tired of migraine headaches ruining your day? With
conventional over-the-counter medications proving less than
effective (and often accompanied by dangerous side effects),
it’s time to fight the pain from another angle. To find out
more about the potential benefits of chiropractic care, schedule
an appointment with your doctor of chiropractic.
Tuchin PJ, Pollard H, Bonello R. A randomized controlled
trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine.
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics,
Feb. 2000: Vol. 23, No. 2, pp91-95.
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