A number of patients come to my Athens chiropractic office in search of migraine relief. This really isn’t surprising since the American Migraine Foundation reports that one-quarter of all U.S. households report having at least one migraine sufferer, with women three times more likely to be the victim of these vicious headaches than men. Fortunately, chiropractic care offers many different benefits when it comes to releasing migraine’s hold, and research confirms it.

For example, one study completed at Macquarie University involved 127 individuals who experienced one or more migraines per month. Each person was assessed for two months before the study, two months during the study, and two months after the study to determine what changes, if any, chiropractic had on their migraine headaches.

Based on their findings, researchers concluded that, when compared to a control group, the study participants who received spinal manipulation therapy "showed statistically significant improvement" in the number of migraines they experienced as well as the length of time they lasted, how disabling they were, and whether or not they required medication to treat them. In fact, almost one-quarter of the persons involved reported that their migraines were reduced by more than 90 percent.

Therefore, if you would like to see what benefits chiropractic has for you and your migraines, call our Athens chiropractic office today and make an appointment.

Also, one important point to mention was that over three-quarters of the individuals involved in the study indicated that stress was a huge contributor to their migraines. Therefore, if you suffer from migraine headaches regularly, finding a way to de-stress may also help you reduce the grasp that this type of head pain has on your life.


About migraine. American Migraine Foundation. Retrieved from http://www.americanmigrainefoundation.org/about-migraine/

Tuchin, PJ et al. (2000, February). A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 23(2), 91-95. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10714533

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