Migraine sufferers are not alone. About 15% of US adults suffer
with migraine. More often, women more so than men are bothered by migraine. Women are more likely
to suffer migraine three times as often as men do. (1)
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is not alone in the desire to help migraine
sufferers find relief. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is happy to contribute to the migraine relief effort with its gentle
West Des Moines 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 research team has set
up a study of the chiropractic care of migraine
since migraine and musculoskeletal tension and pain often occur
together. They named their study the “Integrative Migraine Pain Alleviation through
Chiropractic Therapy (IMPACT).” (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa anticipates their findings as they intend
to evaluate 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 ascertain 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 proposed that associated
symptoms and fear of attacks would also be appropriate outcome
measures along with the 50% reduction in migraines. They
also stated that the level of effectiveness for non-pharmacological
interventions – particularly used with
medication – should be lower if helpful. (2) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is
pleased to be a part of our West Des Moines
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 have 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 ranged
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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa performs 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 Executive Chiropractic of Iowa
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 West Des Moines chiropractic
appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for additional
relief and care of migraine pain. West Des Moines migraine sufferers don’t have to suffer alone, do not have
to deal with with migraine alone.
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers spinal manipulation and West Des Moines chiropractic
services for some relief.
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