Chiropractic and Migraines, A Case Study
From the February 2004
issue of the Journal of Chiropractic Pediatrics, comes a documented case
study of a 28 year old women who suffered with migraine headaches for over
a decade before being helped with chiropractic care. In her case there
was no history of previous trauma. Her migraines would last for several
days and would cause nausea and dizziness.
In addition to her
headaches, she also revealed a history of an irregular menstrual cycle,
she would normally menstruate no more than twice per year. This problem
resulted in infertility. After years of not becoming pregnant, she sought
help from a reproductive endocrinologist. She was placed on medication
which created additional side effects but did allow her to become
pregnant. Unfortunately, after 9 weeks she suffered a miscarriage.
After years of these
problems the woman started chiropractic care. She was initially given an
examination and it was determined that she did have spinal problems. A
series of specific chiropractic adjustments were then initiated. A
re-examination was performed one month after care began. The patient
reported a reduction in her headaches. After the second month of care
another examination was performed and the patient reported that she had no
incidence of migraine headache for the entire previous month.
Additionally, the patient noticed that she had started a regular menstrual
cycle. Within six months of the initiation of chiropractic care, she