Chronic Migraines Helped by Chiropractic, Study
A study published in the February 2000 issue of the Journal of Manipulative
and Physiological Therapeutics, (JMPT), showed that people suffering with
migraine headaches were helped with chiropractic care. The study was conducted
in Australia at the Chiropractic Research Center of Macquarie University. In
this research 177 volunteers were studied who had migraine headaches for over 18
years on average. Many of the participants also suffered from neck pain.
The average response of the group that received chiropractic care showed a
statistically significant improvement in migraine frequency, duration, and
disability. The study also showed that those who received chiropractic care were
able to reduce their medication use, with a significant number reducing their
medication usage to zero! Additionally, 59% had no neck pain after a period of
two months, and another 35% had a decrease in neck pain.
The researchers concluded this study, built on previous studies that had
similar results. "There have now been several studies demonstrating
significant improvement in headaches or migraines after chiropractic.” The
Migraine Foundation of Australia estimates that some 12% of Australians ages 15
and over, experience migraines.