Migraine and Chiropractic

Migraines can be a debilitating condition for anyone at any age and why they happen can be the result of many different things including stress, period pain, head trauma, exercise, fatigue and even food and environment.

According to one report by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine, females are two to four times more likely to suffer from chronic migraine pain and are particularly worse for those between the ages of 22-55. In Australia alone, those suffering from migraines can cost the country more than $750 million each year.

Although there are some treatments out there for sufferers of chronic migraine pain such as opiates, caffeine and anti-inflammatory drugs that try to help alleviate the pain, these can have some awful side-effects including:

  • Blurred vision;
  • Dry eyes;
  • Dizziness;
  • Sensitivity to light;
  • Hypotension;
  • Abdominal pain;
  • Nausea; and
  • Vomiting.

But now there’s hope! Recent studies exploring the impact of chiropractic spinal manipulation on migraine suffers have found that such treatment can reduce:

  • The intensity of migraines; and
  • The frequency of migraines occurring.

Isometric and isotonic exercise to keep the body moving can also work wonders for migraines as another report by the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine showed with a young female patient. There have also been many positives with restoring functionality and improved structure to the body in the long run.

No one should have to put their lives on hold because of migraines and it’s great to see such promising breakthroughs in treatments for chronic migraine sufferers. Those who suffer regularly from migraines should definitely be encouraged to visit their chiropractor today and ask about how such treatments can work for them.