Improved Quality of Life!
"I have suffered migraines for 18 years, ranging from moderate to severe in nature. For eight of those years I was getting the migraines every single day. Some of the past treatments I went through were Prescription Medication, Biofeedback therapy, Physical Therapy, as well as Chiropractic care, none very successful. I decided to give chiropractic a second chance! I'm glad I did! I'm very pleased with my treatments. I feel much better, my Neck and Back problems are much improved, and my Headaches and Migraines have Decreased Substantially. I am now able to live pain-free. I enjoy life much more than when I was in excruciating pain!Thanks so much for your wonderful care and special attention. You have made a big difference in the quality of my life!" -Suzy S.
Migraines respond to chiropractic care
An Australian study published in the February 2000 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapuetics found that migraine headache patients experienced significant relief under chiropractic care.
Over a six month period, 83 people with clinically diagnosed migraines kept headache diaries for a two month period before beginning chiropractic care, during a two month-long period of chiropractic adjustments and during a two month period after care ended. 40 people were placed in a control group that received no chiropractic care.
In general, the participants in the study reported a significant decrease in the frequency, duration, disability and amount of medicine they used compared with people in the control group who did not receive chiropractic care.
50% of the participants receiving chiropractic care reported significant improvement in the morbidity (sickness) level of their migraines. 22% of the participants reported more than a 90% reduction of their migraines as a result of the adjustments.
By way of commentary, a March 2, 2000 report from the National Headache Foundation says that 12% of the public suffers from migraine headaches. This figure represents approximately 30 million people. Using the numbers from this study, approximately 6.6 million (22%) of these people could reduce the occurence of their migraines by 90% if they got under chiropractic care. Another 15 million could report significant improvement. Talk about making the world a better place to live!
This study is a good example of how chiropractic care plays a vital role in restoring a patient's health. When a chiropractor removes interference to the nervous system by adjusting the spine, health is restored and the body is in a better position to heal itself.