Migraine sufferers don’t suffer alone. Around 15% of US adults suffer
with migraine. More often, women more so than men are bothered by migraine. Women tend
to suffer migraine three times more often as men do. (1)
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is not alone in the desire to help migraine
sufferers find relief. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is happy to be
a part of the migraine relief effort with its gentle
McHenry chiropractic care.
TREATMENTS FOR MIGRAINE: MEDS & CHIROPRACTIC & MORE
What do migraine
sufferers do about their migraine? They use medications.
Meds are first line treatment options while around 50% of migraine
sufferers are recently trying complementary and
integrative medicine. One set of researchers has organized a study of the chiropractic care of migraine
as migraine and musculoskeletal tension and pain often occur
together. They named their study the “Integrative Migraine Pain Alleviation through
Chiropractic Therapy (IMPACT).” (1) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic looks
forward to their outcomes as they plan
to evaluate multimodal chiropractic care plus
usual care and usual care alone for adult women with episodic
MIGRAINE TREATMENT OUTCOMES
Non-pharmacological interventions for migraine are customary.
To determine if an intervention is “clinically
meaningful,” researchers seek a 50% reduction in headaches. A group
of researchers who looked at a large number of published
studies proposed that related
symptoms and fear of attacks would also be good outcome
measures in addition to the 50% reduction in migraines. They
also stated that the degree of effectiveness for non-pharmacological
interventions – particularly used with
medication – should be lower if helpful. (2) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is
pleased to be a part of our McHenry
migraine sufferers’ healthcare team for migraine relief. The 50% Rule has governed the outcomes of Cox Technic.
CHIROPRACTIC APPROACH TO MIGRAINE
Chiropractic is recognized for its approach to
musculoskeletal pain and its relief. Since research suggested that
musculoskeletal tension may have a role in migraine, chiropractic
may have a role in its relief. Researchers amassed
details from several randomized control trials of spinal manipulation
for migraine relief. Treatment with spinal manipulation ranged
from 2 to 6 months. Preliminarily, spinal manipulation was written to
be an effective therapeutic treatment to decrease migraine days
and migraine intensity and pain. (3) OrthoIllinois Chiropractic performs very
gentle spinal manipulation from the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management to relieve pain and alleviate any
migraine-related musculoskeletal pain issues.
CONTACT OrthoIllinois Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he details treatment of migraine and
related neck pain with The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Manipulation for a
patient who benefitted from his chiropractic care.
Schedule a McHenry chiropractic
appointment with OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for adjunctive
relief and care of migraine pain. McHenry migraine sufferers do
not have to suffer by themselves, do not have
to deal with with migraine by themselves.
OrthoIllinois Chiropractic offers spinal manipulation and McHenry chiropractic
services for some relief.
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