Relief for Migraine Headaches

Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating tension headaches, especially headaches that originate in the neck.

A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that "spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications." These findings support an earlier study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics that found spinal manipulative therapy to be very effective for treating tension headaches. This study also found that those who stopped chiropractic treatment after four weeks continued to experience a sustained benefit in contrast to those patients who received pain medication.

One of the unknown solutions to migraine headache is an early visit to the chiropractor.  Now that it is widely accepts that blood flow is part of the problemand we know that the nerves in the neck are also a concern for migraine headache, we are seeing an increasing number of patience get relief from migraines from chiropractic treatments.  

We also apply other techiques like, acupuncture, laser therapy, massage, and reflexology to relieve the issue that contribute to migaine headaches.  Dr Jen suggests that patients schedule a visit to the office as soon as they feel the onset of a migraine.  Early treatment can prevent a migraine from ruining the next few days of your life.