­­­Chiropractors welcome latest evidence on headaches

A new study examinin­­­­­g the impact of targeted manual treatment in relieving migraine pain has been welcomed by chiropractors.

The study by a Western Australian physiotherapist, involves targeted pressure being placed on the neck over a series of sessions in order to relieve the root cause of migraine pain. Scientific papers published in prestigious international journals over the past two decades have reported the value of chiropractic health care in treating migraine pain and the Victorian Chiropractor of the Year, Dr Roxanne Daniels said chiropractors welcomed other professions recognising the effectiveness of chiropractic techniques.

“Chiropractors have five years of university training in techniques to alleviate pain related to alignment of the back and neck and it is really important that the public seek diagnosis and treatment from health professionals with comprehensive training in this area.”

A paper published in the European Journal of Neurology in September 2016 was the latest in a series of papers to confirm the effectiveness of chiropractic health care in treating people with migraines. The study of 104 people in Norway found that Migraine symptoms were substantially reduced as a result of chiropractic treatment.

Numerous other studies have also demonstrated the effectiveness of chiropractic care in relation to migraine pain. An Australian study published in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapy in February 2000 also demonstrated the effectiveness of chiropractic care in treating migraine pain. The researchers looked at sufferers aged from 10 to 70 years & found that more than 80% of people who were treated with chiropractic care reported an improvement in migraines.

“Each week, there are up to 300,000 visits to Australian chiropractors to treat headaches and other spine-related disorders,” Dr Daniels said.

“It is important to note that chiropractors undertake a full five years of training at university in order to develop their expertise in diagnosis and delivery of low risk, patient centred care of issues related to the spine.”

Thanks to CAA for this article.