Chiropractic Approach to Treatment of Headaches

July 28, 2011 by Dr. Ihsan O. Erhuy

New research published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics on June 2011 looked at Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Chiropractic Treatment of Headaches. The research showed that:

– For migraine, spinal manipulation and multimodal multidisciplinary interventions including massage are recommended for management of patients with episodic or chronic migraine

– For tension-type headache, spinal manipulation cannot be recommended for the management of episodic tension-type headache. Low-load craniocervical mobilization may be beneficial for longer term management of patients with episodic or chronic tension-type headaches.

– For cervicogenic headache, spinal manipulation is recommended.

Evidence suggests that chiropractic treatment of headaches, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.

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