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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FDA Approves Hand Held Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device for Cluster Headache

Deborah Brauser DISCLOSURES April 18, 2017 Deborah Brauser – Medscape April 18, 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation device for the treatment of pain from episodic cluster headache in adults, the manufacturer announced. The thumbs-up decision for the gammaCore (electroCore LLC) marks the agency’s first release of a…

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Manual Therapy Popular For Headache Treatments

This paper concludes that manual therapy like chiropractors use, appears to be the most common non-medical treatment utilized for the management of common recurrent headaches. A critical review of manual therapy use for headache disorders: prevalence, profiles, motivations, communication and self-reported effectiveness Craig S. Moore BMC Neurology https://doi.org/10.1186/s12883-017-0835-0© The Author(s). 2017 Received: 2 August 2016Accepted:…

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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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Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk of Chronic Headache

Date: January 4, 2017 Source: University of Eastern Finland Summary: Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The findings were published in Scientific Reports. The Kuopio Ischaemic…

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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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6-8 Chiropractic Treatments for Tension Headache Good For Up To 3 Months

This article concluded that 6-8 sessions of chiropractic type treatments are effective at treating chronic tension headaches and the relief lasted up to 3 months. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Feb 6;17:64. doi: 10.1186/s12891-016-0912-3. Upper cervical and upper thoracic manipulation versus mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headache: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. Dunning JR1,2,3, Butts R4, Mourad…

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