With the Migraine Research Foundation reporting that migraine headaches affect 38 million adults and children in the U.S. (more than diabetes and asthma put together), it's not surprising that Dr. Pittman sees a lot of migraine sufferers in our San Angelo office. Eventhough some folks choose to relieve migraine pain with medications, chiropractic care is a great, all-natural alternative that often produces positive results.
For example, one study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics involved 127 patients ranging in age from 10 to 70-years-old who suffered with regular (at least monthly) migraines. Each subject engaged in up to 16 chiropractic sessions. The patients noted that their headache frequency, duration, and disability two months before the study began, during the duration of the sessions (which was two months), and two months post-treatment.
What the authors discovered is that chiropractic reduced the frequency, duration, and disability of the migraine pain when compared with the control patients who didn't receive chiropractic. Even better, this enabled them to take less medication for the pain, providing them an all-natural answer for a chronic problem.
Another paper found that a combination of chiropractic and neck massage reduced migraine pain almost 68%.
If you have migraine pain and are looking for help, call Dr. Pittman today and request an appointment in our San Angelo chiropractic office. We'll do what we can to help you become pain-free!
Migraine Fact Sheet. Migraine Research Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/fact-sheet.html on November 2, 2015
Noudeh Y et al. (2012). Reduction of current migraine headache pain following neck massage and spinal manipulation. International Journal of Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork;5(1):5-13
Tuchin P et al. (2000, February). A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics;23(2):91-5