Frequency and length of time of the migraines was less with chiropractic treatment
Today we will review a few of the papers that show the reduction in migraines
The answer is yes, and here’s some proof:
Seventy-two per cent of migraine sufferers in a clinical trial experienced
either ‘substantial’ or ‘noticeable’ improvement after a period of chiropractic treatment, defying historical skepticism of chiropractic by some medical practitioners.
The randomized clinical trial was undertaken by Dr Peter Tuchin, a
chiropractor for the past 20 years, as part of his recently completed PhD
thesis at Macquarie University.
“Around 22 per cent (of patients) had substantial reduction, which means
that more than 60 percent of their symptoms reduced during the course of
the treatment,” Tuchin says.
“What makes this a really strong result is that this was a really chronic group
the average length of time they’d had migraines was 18 years. To get a
change of that sort of magnitude in a really chronic group was quite amazing.
“Another 50 per cent had quite noticeable improvement. They either found
that the frequency of the migraines was less, the length of time they had them
was less or that they didn’t need to use their medications as much. This last
result is very significant because some of the migraine medications are very
strong drugs which have lots of side effects. Some of the migraine
medications also have the problem of giving instant relief to the migraine, but
creating another ‘rebound migraine’ the next day.”
The trial used 123 migraine sufferers, whittled down from around 1000 who
applied after seeing a television program about the research. This group was
divided into a treatment group who received chiropractic care, and a control
group who were told they were receiving a form of electrical physical therapy.
“Both groups kept a record of their migraines for the whole six months, noting
down how often they got them, how severe they were, how long they lasted,
and if there was anything they could think of that contributed to them,” Tuchin
explains. “For two months prior to any treatment they just diarised their
migraines, followed by two months of treatment and then two months of post
Despite this study, some medical practitioners still dispute the ability of
chiropractic care to help migraine sufferers. However, Tuchin believes this is
a fast diminishing group.
“I think the vast majority of medical practitioners are now open to
chiropractic, but there’s a very small percentage who don’t realize what
developments we’ve had, what inroads we’ve made,” Tuchin says.
“Chiropractic is not the be all and end all, but for a good percentage of
migraine sufferers the neck is a significant contributing factor, and for them chiropractic treatment is really effective. I’m not saying that everybody’s
going to be cured, but there’s very little to lose.”
This is another great study that adds to the many that continue to prove
chiropractic care as one of the best health care options in the world to
restore health naturally and safely.
It’s really too bad that so many people are confused about chiropractic
because there are millions of people who suffer needlessly, and they don’t
even realize that chiropractic care can help them.
Help me change that.
If you know anyone who’s experiencing headaches, share with them this
information and let them know chiropractic can help them.
Have a great day!
Dr. Justin Trosclair dc
Serving Arnaudville, Breaux Bridge, Cecilia, Parks, and St. Martinville