Migraine is common, in a survey of Australian chiropractors more than 50% of chiropractors manage migraine patients ‘often’. (1) Sometimes it may be only for a short time, but for some migraine sufferers it can be quite debilitating. In the US, 91% of migraine sufferers experience migraine-associated disability. (2-4) Do you or a loved one experience migraines? This is an important article that could make the world of difference to you.
“86% of people with chronic migraine in Australia report moderate to severe disability from migraines” (5)
Migraine is associated with a substantial burden, and people with migraine feel the impact in their day to day lives (5). Ineffective acute treatment and overuse of acute migraine medication has been shown to be a risk factor for migraines to develop into a chronic issue. Obesity, depression and stressful life events are also other risk factors (6).
In a recent research literature publication where a systemic review and meta-analysis was conducted, the preliminary results found that spinal adjustments may be an effective therapeutic technique to reduce migraine days and pain/intensity (7).
If you want to find out if chiropractic may help manage migraine for you or your loved ones, have a chat with one of our chiropractors to see how they can assist.
“When you are functioning at your best you are able to better perform in all aspects of your life!”
1.Adams J, Lauche R, Peng W, et al. A workforce sur- vey of Australian chiropractic: The profile and prac- tice features of a nationally representative sample of 2,005 chiropractors. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2017;17:14.
2. Hu XH, Markson LE, Lipton RB, Stewart WF, Berger ML. Burden of migraine in the United States: Disability and economic costs. Arch Intern Med. 1999;159:813-818.
3. Lipton RB, Bigal ME, Diamond M, et al. Migraine prevalence, disease burden, and the need for preven- tive therapy. Neurology. 2007;68:343-349.
4. Lipton RB, Stewart WF, Diamond S, Diamond ML, Reed M. Prevalence and burden of migraine in the United States: Data from the American Migraine Study II. Headache. 2001;41:646-657.
5. Benhaddi, H., McCabe, S. and Lau, D.T., 2019. 070 Burden of migraine is australia: a systematic literature review.
6. May, A. and Schulte, L.H., 2016. Chronic migraine: risk factors, mechanisms and treatment. Nature Reviews Neurology, 12(8), p.455.
7. Rist, P.M., Hernandez, A., Bernstein, C., Kowalski, M., Osypiuk, K., Vining, R., Long, C.R., Goertz, C., Song, R. and Wayne, P.M., 2019. The Impact of Spinal Manipulation on Migraine Pain and Disability: A Systematic Review and Meta‐Analysis. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 59(4), pp.532-542.