Chiropractic treatment in Anchorage includes the manipulation, stretching and moving of the spine. While chiropractic practice does not involve the use of drugs or surgery, it uses imagery technologies such as x-rays to examine the patient's spine and make a prognosis of how it is affecting the patient's health. However, a chiropractor may uses devices such as braces, shoe inserts, straps, as well as other tools. They may also advice patients on lifestyle issues that include managing stress, nutrition, and exercise.
Managing a Migraine Using Chiropractic Therapy
Few studies have been devoted to the benefits of chiropractic therapy in the treatment and management of migraines. However, one recent study examined the effects of chiropractic treatment on various types of headaches, which included migraines. The study involved 22 individual studies that had patients totaling 2,600 patients. The studies concluded that chiropractic therapy might prevent and manage migraines.
In another study, it was found that 22% of patients who had received chiropractic treatment experienced a 90% drop in migraine attacks. In the same study, 49% reported that the pain intensity caused by the migraines had dropped significantly.
Anchorage Chiropractic Treatment and Chronic Migraine
In a study of 127 Australian Patients suffering from chronic migraines, it was found that those who received chiropractic treatment suffered fewer attacks afterwards, and the need from regular medication dropped. The 1999 study also found that over 80% of the patients associated high stress levels with migraine attacks. That led the researchers to conclude that chiropractic care can help patients to manage the body's reaction to stress.
Potential Side Effects of Chiropractic Therapy
- Temporary headaches
- Discomfort in the chiropractic treated areas
Chiropractic care in Anchorage is an outstanding option for patients suffering from migraine headaches. Contact our team for more information on how we can help you.