Chiropractic Treatment Side-Effects When Treating Migraine Headaches

In this study, they found that migraine patients experienced mostly local tenderness, tiredness and neck pain. There were no severe or serious adverse events were reported. They also found FEWER adverse events that what was reported with prophylactic medications such as topiramate (Topamax), metoprolol (Lopressor and Toprol) or candesartan (Atacand). Musculoskeletal Science & Practice June…

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Chiropractic modality added to massage reduced headaches and improves range of motion

In this study, they concluded that the addition of spinal manipulation to massage therapy reduced headaches and improved neck range of motion. The effect of manipulation plus massage therapy versus massage therapy alone in people with tension-type headache. A randomized controlled clinical trial European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 11/29/2016 Espi–Lopez GV, et al.…

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Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis

Pauline Anderson February 24, 2017 “True” acupuncture reduces migraine frequency, number of days with migraine, and pain intensity compared with “sham” acupuncture and being wait-listed for acupuncture, a randomized trial shows. These are some of the “several benefits” of acupuncture for patients with headache shown in this study, said author Fanrong Liang, MD, Acupuncture and…

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The potential impact of primary headache disorders on stroke risk

The Journal of Headache and Pain, 12/15/2016 Tsai CL, et al. – This population–based cohort study aimed to investigate whether patients with primary headache disorders (PHDs) were at a high risk of developing stroke. Researchers recommend that with gender–dependent, age–specific and time–dependent characteristics, PHDs is suggestive of an incremental risk for ischaemic stroke. Methods The…

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Does Neck Pain Cause Headaches?

Headaches can arise from many different causes. A partial list includes stress, lack of sleep, allergies, neck trauma (particularly sports injuries and car accidents), and more. In some cases, the cause may be unknown. A unique common denominator of headaches has to do with cervical spine anatomy, in particular the upper part of the neck.…

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Less carbs, more fat: ketogenic diet makes migraine patients’ headaches disappear

14th October 2016 by Danielle Bengsch The diet was originally developed for childhood epilepsy a century ago and is now studied to treat migraines. Before the ketogenic diet became the latest low-carb diet trend, it was used to treat childhood epilepsy. Doctors had observed that fasting reduced the amount of seizures, and eating mainly fat…

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“Can Chiropractic Help My Headaches?”

Everyone, well at least almost everyone, has had headaches from time to time, and we all know how miserable they can make us feel. In fact, at some point in time, 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches that range between mild and dull to throbbing, intense, and debilitating, sometimes to the point of…

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Headache Danger Signals

There are four main arteries that bring blood to the brain: two in the front of the neck called the carotid arteries and two in the back of the neck called the vertebral arteries. The carotid arteries supply the front and middle portions of the brain with blood while the vertebral arteries join together to…

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What Can I Do the Stop a Migraine?

Migraines can be life-altering! They can stop us from being able to enjoy a child’s piano recital, participate in family events, go to work, or simply do household chores! Wouldn’t it be nice to have ways to self-manage these miserable, often disabling headaches? Here are some options! 1. RELAXATION THERAPY: Search for a calm environment,…

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Tension-Type Headaches – Management Strategies

Headaches (HA) can significantly alter a person’s quality of life. Moreover, they can interfere and sometimes even prevent an individual from performing important activities such as going to work, attending school, or participating in group activities such as sports, music programs, holiday gatherings, and more. The focus of this month’s Health Update is on Tension-Type…

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