Patients often seek care in my office for migraine headaches--as a rule they are pleasantly surprised with the results attained through chiropractic care.
Research studies on the subject demonstrate the following benefits with chiropractic:
- 60% reduction in migraine frequency (less than half the migraines!)
- 14% reduction in pain during migraine
- 20% reduction in duration of migraine
- 36% reduction in medication needed for migraine
Other research on the subject has yielded similar results. I believe that chiropractic should be the first choice in treating migraine because 1)there is minimal chance of adverse reactions--its very safe, 2)benefits from chiropractic care are long lasting, not temporary as with medication, and 3)chiropractic care treats the source of the problem for most people with migraines, a poorly functioning neck.
Read the full text study on Chiropractic and migraine here.