Migraine is a genetic neurological disease, characterized by episodes called Migraine attacks. They are quite different from regular headaches which are non-migrainous. About 100 million people suffer from headaches in the U.S. And 37 million of these people suffer migraines. The World Health Organization estimates that 18 percent of women and 7 percent of men in the U.S. suffer from these headaches. Migraines are called primary headaches because the pain is not caused by a disorder or disease i.e. a brain tumor or head injury. Some cause pain only on the right side or left side of the head. While others result in pain everywhere. Migraine sufferers can have moderate or severe pain but usually can’t participate in regular activities because of the pain. When a migraine strikes, a quiet dark room may help with the symptoms. They can last for four hours or can last for days. The range of time someone is affected by an attack is actually longer than the headache itself. This is because there is a pre-monitory, or build-up, and then a post-drome that can last for one to two days.
Manual therapy migraine treatment, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment approach which utilizes several specific hands-on techniques to treat a variety of injuries and/or conditions. Manual therapy is commonly used by chiropractors, physical therapists and massage therapists, among other qualified and experienced healthcare professionals, to diagnose and treat soft tissue and joint pain. Many healthcare specialists recommend manual therapy, or manipulative therapy as a treatment for migraine headache pain. The purpose of the following article is to educate patients on the effects of manual therapies for migraine treatment.
Manual Therapies for Migraine: a Systematic Review
Migraine occurs in about 15% of the general population. Migraine is usually managed by medication, but some patients do not tolerate migraine medication due to side effects or p
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
- Objective: To present the characteristics of four cases of migraine, who were includ
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
- Objective: To assess the efficacy of Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (SMT)
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
- Objective: To present a case study of migraine sufferer who had a dramatic improvement after chiropractic spinal manipulative ther