While migraine headaches can manifest different types of symptoms and vary greatly in severity, the impact of any migraine headache on lost time at work or quality of life is usually significant. My experience has led me to the conclusion that often patients that suffer migraine headaches find great help in coupling chiropractic and medication.
The prestigious Journal of Manipulative and Physiologic Therapeutics
published a study utilizing chiropractic manipulative treatment
(adjustments) for migraine headaches. The study divided participants,
migraine headache sufferers that used prescription medication, into two
groups. One group (the control) continued to use their medication and
the second group, that also continued to use medication, also received
chiropractic treatment over the course of the 2-month study.
The first part of the study compared the control group to the
chiropractic treatment group over 8 weeks of treatment. The
chiropractic treatment group had a reduction in the number of migraine
headaches per month from 7.1 to 4.1 while the control group's migraine
headaches decreased from 7.3 to 6.9.
The second part of the study examined the average amount of migraine
headache medication taken per month between the control group and the
chiropractic treatment group. The results were astounding. The control
group's medication use dropped from 20.1 to 16.2 dosages and the
chiropractic treatment group's medication use went from 21.3 to 9.8
summary, this study revealed that chiropractic treatment not only
decreased migraine headache frequency, but also accomplished the results
with less medication within the same group.
Thatcher Chiropractic is located at 3535 American Drive in Colorado
Springs, Colorado 80917 near the intersection at Austin Bluffs Parkway
and Academy Boulevard. For more information you can visit our website at thatcherchiropractic.com. If you have additional questions or wish to schedule an appointment, please feel free to contact us by phone. You can reach us at (719) 574-3700.