Chronic Migraine Patient Improves With Chiropractic Care

August 26th, 2008

The August 3, 2003 issue of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research reports that a patient suffering from chronic migraine headaches for a number of years responded very favorably to chiropractic care.

The case study involved a professional ice skater who experienced a concussion after falling and hitting her head on the ice. Before the fall, the patient reported no health problems. After the concussion, she began to have tension and migraine headaches that continued for 12 years. After
deciding to visit a chiropractor, examination revealed that she had a subluxation (misaligned vertebrae) in the upper part of her neck and a program of adjustments was begun. Within three months of beginning chiropractic adjustments, the patient had no more headaches. One year after the initial adjustment, she still remained symptom free.

The authors concluded that there was a link between the patient’s concussion, the subluxation and the headaches. We would agree. The fact that the symptoms appeared so soon after the fall and resulting concussion and that the symptoms cleared up after beginning chiropractic care certainly suggests that the resulting subluxation was a contributing factor to the migraine headaches.

However, many times after an injury such as the one this skater had, pain or other symptoms do not show up for some time-¦sometimes years later. Like your teeth, it’s not a good idea to wait for symptoms to develop. Get your spine checked BEFORE problems develop. A program of regular chiropractic wellness care will find and correct spinal problems before they ever cause life-altering symptoms and problems.

If you know someone who is needlessly suffering, please respond to this e-mail and let me know about their specific health problem. I will make the time to speak to your friend or family member this week about different drug-free treatment options that are available to them. Everyone deserves to live a healthy life.

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