Let’s face it, migraines are never fun and often come at the worst time. They affect around 15% of us, and while there are medications to help, not everyone is thrilled about popping pills with those pesky side effects. Plus, the idea of relying on meds for the long haul doesn’t sit well with some folks.
A systematic literature review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) involving the use of manual therapies to treat migraines found that spinal manipulative therapy (that’s SMT for short) can be just as effective as the popular migraine medications, propranolol and topiramate. Who would’ve thought?
Now, let’s dive into some real-life success stories to really drive the point home:
Case #1: Picture this—a 24-year-old pregnant woman who’s been battling migraines. She tried everything from massages to meds, but nothing quite did the trick. Then, she turned to chiropractic care as her beacon of hope. Lo and behold, after some spinal magic and other manual therapies, she waved goodbye to her meds and said hello to relief.
Case #2: Meet a grandmother with a 60-year history of migraine woes. Nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and noise—you name it. Before chiropractic care, she had migraines one to two times a week. But after getting some chiropractic care, her headaches vanished! No more meds, just pure migraine-free bliss. And seven years later, she’s still living the migraine-free dream.
Case #3: Imagine a 49-year-old lady who got caught up in a car accident and ended up with debilitating migraines. A twelve-week course of chiropractic care utilizing SMT along with both active and other passive therapies, her migraine-related struggles took a backseat. The result? Huge improvements in her pain and disability.
Case #4: Here’s a story that’s nothing short of a miracle. A 17-year-old boy fell on his head while pole vaulting and began to experience bipolar disorder symptoms, seizures, sleeping problems, and migraine headaches. Doctors couldn’t crack the code, and then, he turned to chiropractic care. After four months of chiropractic care, his migraine frequency dropped from three times a week to twice a month. He reported a full recovery after seven months of care.
Chiropractic care can be helpful in treating migraines. Chiropractic care isn’t just about those satisfying “back cracks”; it might be your ticket to a migraine-free life. If you’re tired of relying on medications or looking for a drug-free solution, maybe it’s time to give chiropractic care a whirl. Who knows, you could be sharing your success story soon!