People come to Precision Chiropractic for many reasons. Recently most of our new patients have had the same chief complaint; experiencing headaches or migraines. You may ask why someone would go to a Chiropractor for this particular secondary condition (symptom)? To answer that question, I want to briefly touch on some case studies and their conclusions. One study was done on a 13 year old female child who had complaints of neck pain and continuous headaches. After visiting her family Doctor she was told to visit a Chiropractor. After just 4 Chiropractic adjustment over a 2 week period she was pain free (Hewitt). The second study I would like to mention is one done on 85 patients who received 2 spinal adjustments or therapy treatments a week for a 2 month period. All 85 patients, prior to treatment, experienced frequent migraines and headaches. After the 2 month period all patients had an improvement in frequency, intensity, and duration of their migraines and headaches (Parker). For more case studies on headache/migraines feel free to visit the website www.icpa4kids.org. After reading these, and multiple other case studies, I found that they each came to the same conclusion: Chiropractic care, by reducing the nerve pressure in the spine, can benefit those suffering from headaches and migraines.
Parker GB, Tupling H, Pryor D. Aust and New Zealand Journal of Medicine 1978 (Dec); 8 (6): 589-593
Hewitt EG. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association Sept. 1994; 38(3): 160-162.