Migraine sufferers are not alone. About 15% of US adults experience migraine. More often, women more so than men are troubled by migraine. Women tend
to suffer migraine three times more often as men do. (1)
Vancouver Disc Centers is not alone in wanting to help migraine
sufferers get relief. Vancouver Disc Centers is delighted to contribute to the migraine relief effort with its gentle
Vancouver chiropractic care.
TREATMENTS FOR MIGRAINE: MEDS & CHIROPRACTIC & MORE
How do migraine sufferers deal with their migraine? They resort to medications.
Meds are first line treatment options, yet around 50% of migraine
sufferers are now trying complementary and
integrative medicine. One set of researchers has set
up a study of the chiropractic care of migraine
as migraine and musculoskeletal tension and pain often go
together. They called their study the “Integrative Migraine Pain Alleviation through
Chiropractic Therapy (IMPACT).” (1) Vancouver Disc Centers anticipates their discoveries as they intend
to compare 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 determine if an intervention is “clinically
meaningful,” researchers look for a 50% reduction in headaches. A group
of researchers who looked at a large number of published
studies suggested that related
symptoms and fear of attacks would also be good outcome
measures in addition to the 50% reduction in migraines. They
also said that the degree of effectiveness for non-pharmacological
interventions – particularly used with
medication – should be lower if helpful. (2) Vancouver Disc Centers is
happy 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 recognized for its approach to
musculoskeletal pain and its relief. Since research suggested that
musculoskeletal tension may play a role in migraine, chiropractic
may play a role in its relief. Researchers amassed
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 found to
be an effective therapeutic treatment to reduce migraine days
and migraine intensity and pain. (3) Vancouver Disc Centers uses extremely
gentle spinal manipulation from the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management to relieve pain and alleviate any
migraine-related musculoskeletal pain issues.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
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 Vancouver chiropractic
visit with Vancouver Disc Centers for adjunctive
relief and care of migraine pain. Vancouver migraine sufferers do
not have to suffer by themselves, don’t have
to cope with migraine by themselves.
Vancouver Disc Centers uses spinal manipulation and Vancouver chiropractic
services for some relief.
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