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HEADACHE/MIGRAINE & CHIROPRACTIC

It is estimated today that 90% of headaches are headaches called tension (muscle origin), migraines and headaches of cervical origin (articular origin).

 

-Tension headaches are mild and on both sides of the head. The majority of people suffer from tension headaches.

Pain during periods of stress mainly and decreases on holidays / weekends.

We are talking about helmet pain. Absence of associated signs such as: nausea, vomiting ...


- Migraines are periodic, severe, throbbing, often on one side of the head, affect more women than men and may be accompanied by loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting.

 


Headaches of cervical origin are located at the base of the neck, at the base of the skull, forehead and temples and may be accentuated by head movements or prolonged position. They are often hemicranial.
Joint blockages at the neck can cause muscle tension, circulatory problems and increased sensitivity.

Studies, case studies and numerous testimonies, all, demonstrate the effectiveness of chiropractic care for the management of certain headaches (tension headaches, migraine headaches, Arnold's neuralgia, etc.).

 

Significant improvements have been demonstrated in decreasing the frequency, duration and intensity of headaches and migraines.

 

Some of these studies have shown that chiropractic care is as effective, if not more so, than medication for treating migraines and headaches, without the side effects of medications and with a longer-term effect.

 

Importantly, each patient is different therefore each migraine or headache will be different, we do not all have the same symptoms so it is important to visit his chiropractor for it to make a diagnosis.

EFFECTIVENESS OF VERTEBRAL MANIPULATIONS (CHIROPRACTICAL TREATMENTS) FOR THE TREATMENT OF CERVICAL HEADACHE. A CONTROLLED RANDOMIZED PILOT STUDY.

 

Significant clinical differences have been found in favor of vertebral manipulations (chiropractic) for the treatment of cervical headache.

Dose Response and Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Cervical Chronic Headache: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial, The Spine Journal 2010

 

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON THE EVIDENCE OF STUDIES ON CHIROPRAXY AND CEPHALES.

 

Evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, is effective for the treatment of migraines and cervical headaches.

Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Adults with Headache, J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011

 

 

 

 

EFFECTIVENESS OF VERTEBRAL MANIPULATIONS FOR CHRONIC CEPHALES. A SYSTEMATIC STUDY.

 

Vertebral manipulations are more effective than massage for cervical headaches. Likewise, these treatments are effective for tension headaches and migraine headaches.

Efficacy of Spinal Manipulation for Chronic Headache: A Systematic Review, J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001 (Sep)

 

 

THE EFFICIENCY OF CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS, AMITRIPTYLINE (MEDICINE) AND THE COMBINATION OF BOTH FOR THE TREATMENT OF MIGRAINES.

 

This study has proven a better efficacy of chiropractic care compared to the reference medicine: amitriptyline for the treatment of migraines; side effects in less.

The efficacy of spinal manipulation, amitriptyline and the combination of both therapies for prophylaxis of migraine headache. JMPT, October 1998

 

 

 

 

CHIROPRACTICAL ADJUSTMENT EFFECT FOR THE TREATMENT OF CERVICAL HEADROOT.

 

Two groups of patients: Group 1 received chiropractic adjustments and Group 2 received a massage and laser. Results: The use of painkillers decreased by 36% in group 1 but remained unchanged in group 2. The number of hours of headache decreased by 69% in group 1 and by 37% in group 2. Intensity of headache decreased by 36% in group 1 and by 17% in group 2.

The effect of spinal manipulation in the treatment of cervicogenic headache. Nilsson N, Christensen HW, Hartvigsen J. JMPT 1997

 

 

 

 

 

CASE STUDIES OF MIGRAINE CHANGES AFTER HANDLING.

 

A significant improvement was observed in 4 migraine patients: 90% decrease in frequency, 94% decrease in medication use and 38% decrease in migraine duration. Other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and photophobia / phonophobia have also been diminished.

A case series of migraine changes following a manipulative therapy trial. Tuchin PJ. Australasian Chiropractic & Osteopathy, Nov. 1997