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Chi­ro­prac­tic Care for a Patient with Chronic Migraine Headaches — A Case Study

From the August 3, 2003 issue of the Peer-​Reviewed Sci­en­tific Jour­nal, Jour­nal of Ver­te­bral Sub­lux­a­tion Research, comes a doc­u­mented case study of a pro­fes­sional ice skater who had suf­fered from chronic migraine headaches. The study reports that when she was 23 years old and a pro­fes­sional skater she had sus­tained a con­cus­sion by hit­ting her head against the ice in a fall. Prior to her fall and con­cus­sion, she exhib­ited no health prob­lems. Fol­low­ing the con­cus­sion, she suf­fered with ten­sion and migraine headaches. These symp­toms per­sisted over the next twelve years, dur­ing which time she uti­lized daily pain medications.

At age 35 she decided to ini­ti­ate chi­ro­prac­tic care. The study notes that the ini­tial exam­i­na­tion showed evi­dence of sub­lux­a­tion in the upper neck (cer­vi­cal spine) . The results were mon­i­tored by the doctor’s obser­va­tion, patient’s sub­jec­tive descrip­tion of symp­toms, and ther­mo­graphic scans. Fol­low­ing three months of care all headaches were gone. After a one year fol­low up the patient still remained headache free.

The study’s con­clu­sion noted, “The onset of the symp­toms fol­low­ing the patient’s fall on her head; the imme­di­ate reduc­tion in symp­toms cor­re­lat­ing with the ini­ti­a­tion of care; and the com­plete absence of all symp­toms within three months of care; sug­gest a link between the patient’s con­cus­sion, the upper cer­vi­cal sub­lux­a­tion, and her headaches.

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In a recently passed bill, the US House and Sen­ate agreed on lan­guage that sets up open access to chi­ro­prac­tic care in the VA

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