Hundreds of people in Tulsa suffer with migraines on a daily basis and endure with the pain that is recurring, severe and can last up to 72 hours. Some will also be associated with “auras”, which is a type of visual disturbance, and nausea. Unfortunately, many people with migraines find that conventional medicine and prescription drugs do not offer much relief from their condition. For this reason many are turning to alternative methods of treatment in order to get relief from their pain. One such alternative is chiropractic treatment.
Chiropractic treatment focuses on aiding numerous health issues through adjustments of the body’s joints, predominantly in the spine. But is it effective against migraines?
In February of 2000, Dr. Tuchin et al. Published a study citing the possible benefits of chiropractic treatment in easing and/or alleviating both the pain and frequency of recurring migraines. The study used a sample of 127 migraine patients, all of whom suffered from at least one migraine per month; this group was divided into two smaller groups – a control group who received inactive treatment, and another group who received chiropractic treatment, focusing on adjusting and treating specific areas of vertebral misalignment (subluxations). The study found that those who received chiropractic treatment experienced subsequent improvement in the duration of the study They showed reduced pain and frequency of their migraines within two months of treatment. They also reported a decline in the need of migraine medications. Further results from the same study found that one in five sufferers from the chiropractic treatment group had a 90% reduction of migraine frequency, while 50% found significant improvement in the severity of their migraines.
Other recent studies, such as the one conducted by R. Bryans et al. published in 2011, concluded that chiropractic care was found to improve both cerviocogenic headaches as well as migraines. A systematic literature search on controlled clinical trials on the topic of migraines and headaches involving chiropractic treatment, published through August 2009, was conducted using a selection of medical and alternative therapy databases. Research found that chiropractic treatments could significantly help patients who suffer from chronic or episodic migraines.
If you or someone you know suffers from chronic migraines or headaches, give our office a call and see how your Tulsa Chiropractor can help you. We are more than happy to discuss your situation with you and explain how chiropractic treatment can help you find the relief you are looking for.
Dr. Jason Schluter is a Chiropractor in Tulsa, OK at Schluter Chiropractic.
Schluter Chiropractic is conveniently located off Memorial Drive in Tulsa, Oklahoma and provides quality chiropractic care to Tulsa and the surrounding areas.
To schedule an appointment, call (918) 664-3571 or visit www.DrSchluter.com.