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Chiropractic Migraine Pain Treatment vs. Medication | El Paso, TX

Chiropractic Migraine Pain Treatment vs. Medication | El Paso, TX

Migraine pain is among one of the most common and debilitating conditions of the human population. As a result, many migraine cases are often misdiagnosed, leading to their improper treatment. With the proper treatment, however, a patient’s overall health and wellness as well as their quality of life may improve considerably. In addition, patient education is essential to help patients take appropriate self-care measures and for them to learn how to cope with the chronic nature of their condition. Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy and the use of medication has been previously compared to determine the effectiveness of each for migraine pain. The purpose of the following article is to demonstrate the efficacy of each migraine pain treatment.

 

A Case Series of Migraine Changes Following a Manipulative Therapy Trial

 

Abstract

 

  • Objective: To present the characteristics of four cases of migraine, who were includ
Migraine Headache Chiropractic Treatment | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

Migraine Headache Chiropractic Treatment | El Paso, TX Chiropractor

A migraine is commonly identified by a moderate to severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine headache pain can last for hours to even days and the symptoms can become so severe they may be disabling. Many doctors can treat varying intensities of head pain, however, the use of drugs and/or medications may only temporarily relieve the painful symptoms. Evidence-based research studies like the one described below, have determined that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy may effectively improve migraine headaches. The purpose of the article is to educate patients on migraine headache chiropractic treatment.

 

A Twelve Month Clinical Trial of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Migraine

 

Abstract

 

  • Objective: To assess the efficacy of Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (SMT)
Assessment and Treatment of the Infraspinatus

Assessment and Treatment of the Infraspinatus

These assessment and treatment recommendations represent a synthesis of information derived from personal clinical experience and from the numerous sources which are cited, or are based on the work of researchers, clinicians and therapists who are named (Basmajian 1974, Cailliet 1962, Dvorak & Dvorak 1984, Fryette 1954, Greenman 1989, 1996, Janda 1983, Lewit 1992, 1999, Mennell 1964, Rolf 1977, Williams 1965).

 

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques: Infraspinatus

 

Assessment of Shortness in the Infraspinatus

 

Infraspinatus shortness test (a) The patient is asked to reach upwards, backwards and across to touch the upper border of the opposite scapula, so producing external rotation of the humeral head. If this effort is painful infraspinatus shortness should be suspected.

 

Infraspinatus shortness test (b) (see Fig. 4.37 below) Visual evidence of shortness is obtained by having the

Migraine Pain Treatment | Dr. Alex Jimenez

Migraine Pain Treatment | Dr. Alex Jimenez

A migraine is characterized as a moderate to severe headache, often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Nearly 1 in 4 United States households include someone who suffers from migraine. As a matter of fact, migraine is considered to be the 3rd most prevalent condition in the world. Researchers haven’t identified a definitive cause for migraines, however, several factors are believed to trigger the complex headache pain, including a misalignment in the cervical spine. Chiropractic care is a well-known alternative treatment option used to help treat migraine headaches and improve the symptoms. The purpose of the following case study is to demonstrate the effects of chiropractic care on migraine pain management.

 

A Case of Chronic Migraine Remission After Chiropractic Care

 

Abstract

 

  • Objective: To present a case study of migraine sufferer who had a dramatic improvement after chiropractic spinal manipulative ther
Assessment and Treatment of the Levator Scapulae

Assessment and Treatment of the Levator Scapulae

These assessment and treatment recommendations represent a synthesis of information derived from personal clinical experience and from the numerous sources which are cited, or are based on the work of researchers, clinicians and therapists who are named (Basmajian 1974, Cailliet 1962, Dvorak & Dvorak 1984, Fryette 1954, Greenman 1989, 1996, Janda 1983, Lewit 1992, 1999, Mennell 1964, Rolf 1977, Williams 1965).

 

Clinical Application of Neuromuscular Techniques: Levator Scapulae (As Seen on Fig. 4.36 Below)

 

Assessment of the Levator Scapulae

 

Levator scapula ‘springing’ test (a) The patient lies supine with the arm of the side to be tested stretched out with the supinated hand and lower arm tucked under the buttocks, to help restrain movement of the shoulder/scapula. The practitioner’s contralateral arm is passed across and under the neck to cup the shoulder of the side to be tested, with the forearm supporting the

 
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