Chiropractic Care Helps Migraine Headaches

Borio Chiropractic Health Center

An Australian study published in the February, 2000 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that migraine headache patients experienced significant relief under chiropractic care.

Over a six-month period, 83 people with clinically diagnosed migraines kept headache diaries for a two-month period before beginning chiropractic care, during a two-month long period of chiropractic adjustments, and during a two-month period after care ended.  Forty people were placed in a control group that received no chiropractic care.

In general, the participants in the study reported a significant decrease in the frequency, duration, disability and amount of medicine they used compared with people in the control group who did not receive chiropractic care.

Fifty percent of the participants receiving chiropractic care reported significant improvement in the morbidity (sickness) level of their migraines.  Twenty-two percent of the participants reported more than a ninety percent reduction of their migraines as a result of the adjustments.

By way of commentary, a March 2, 2000 report from the National Headache Foundation says that twelve percent of the public suffers from migraine headaches.  This figure represents approximately 30 million people.  Using the numbers from this study, approximately 6.6 million (22%) of these people could reduce the occurrence of their migraines by ninety percent if they got under chiropractic care.  Another 15 million could report significant improvement.  Talk about making the world a better place to live!

This study is a good example of how chiropractic care plays a vital role in restoring a patient's health.  When a chiropractor removes interference to the nervous system by adjusting the spine, health is restored and the body is in a better position to heal itself.

Our purpose is to educate and adjust families toward optimal health with natural chiropractic care.

Source: Borio Chiropractic Health Center