Migraine sufferers are not by
themselves. About 15% of US adults experience migraine. More women
than men are bothered by migraine. Women tend
to suffer migraine three times more often as men do. (1)
Vancouver Spine Care Centre is not alone in wanting to help migraine
sufferers find relief. Vancouver Spine Care Centre is delighted to contribute to the migraine relief effort with its gentle
Vancouver 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, yet around 50% of migraine
sufferers are recently trying complementary and
integrative medicine. One research team has set
up a study of the chiropractic care of migraine
since migraine and musculoskeletal tension and pain often go
together. They called their study the “Integrative Migraine Pain Alleviation through
Chiropractic Therapy (IMPACT).” (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre looks
forward to their discoveries as they intend
to assess multimodal chiropractic care along with
usual care and usual care but itself for adult women with episodic
MIGRAINE TREATMENT OUTCOMES
Non-pharmacological interventions for migraine are customary.
To ascertain if an intervention is “clinically
meaningful,” researchers look for a 50% reduction in headaches. A group
of researchers who reviewed a large number of published
studies proposed that associated
symptoms and fear of attacks would also be appropriate outcome
measures in addition to the 50% reduction in migraines. They
also stated that the level of effectiveness for non-pharmacological
interventions – particularly used with
medication – should be lower if beneficial. (2) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is
pleased to be a part of our Vancouver
migraine sufferers’ healthcare team for migraine relief. The 50% Rule has governed the outcomes of Cox Technic.
CHIROPRACTIC APPROACH TO MIGRAINE
Chiropractic is known for its approach to
musculoskeletal pain and its relief. Since research stated that
musculoskeletal tension may have a role in migraine, chiropractic
may play a role in its relief. Researchers gathered
details from lots of randomized control trials of spinal manipulation
for migraine relief. Treatment with spinal manipulation varied
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) Vancouver Spine Care Centre uses very
gentle spinal manipulation from the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management to reduce pain and ease any
migraine-related musculoskeletal pain issues.
CONTACT Vancouver Spine Care Centre
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 was helped by his chiropractic care.
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic
visit with Vancouver Spine Care Centre for adjunctive
relief and care of migraine pain. Vancouver migraine sufferers don’t have to suffer by themselves, don’t have
to cope with migraine by themselves.
Vancouver Spine Care Centre uses spinal manipulation and Vancouver chiropractic
services for some relief.