Migraine sufferers don’t suffer by
themselves. Approximately 15% of US adults suffer
with migraine. More women
than men are troubled by migraine. Women tend
to suffer migraine three times more often as men do. (1)
Johnson Chiropractic is not alone in wanting to help migraine
sufferers find relief. Johnson Chiropractic is delighted to contribute to the migraine relief effort with its gentle
Richmond chiropractic care.
TREATMENTS FOR MIGRAINE: MEDS & CHIROPRACTIC & MORE
What do migraine
sufferers do about their migraine? They resort to medications.
Meds are first line treatment options, yet around 50% of migraine
sufferers are now using complementary and
integrative medicine. One set of researchers has set
up a research project studying the chiropractic care of migraine
as migraine and musculoskeletal tension and pain often occur
together. They called their study the “Integrative Migraine Pain Alleviation through
Chiropractic Therapy (IMPACT).” (1) Johnson Chiropractic anticipates their outcomes as they intend
to assess multimodal chiropractic care along with
usual care and usual care alone 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 panel
of researchers who reviewed many published
studies suggested that associated
symptoms and fear of attacks would also be appropriate outcome
measures along with the 50% reduction in migraines. They
also said that the level of effectiveness for non-pharmacological
interventions – particularly used in addition to
medication – should be lower if beneficial. (2) Johnson Chiropractic is
pleased to be a part of our Richmond
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 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 decrease migraine days
and migraine intensity and pain. (3) Johnson Chiropractic uses extremely
gentle spinal manipulation from the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain
Management to reduce pain and ease any
migraine-related musculoskeletal pain issues.
CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Jeremy Heidt on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson as he describes 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 Richmond chiropractic
visit with Johnson Chiropractic for adjunctive
relief and care of migraine pain. Richmond migraine sufferers don’t have to suffer alone, do not have
to cope with migraine alone.
Johnson Chiropractic offers spinal manipulation and Richmond chiropractic
services for some relief.
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