Index to Chiropractic Literature
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ID 16125
  Title Chiropractic management of migraine without aura: A case study [case report]
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2051094/
Journal Australas Chiropr & Osteopat. 1999 Nov;8(3):85-90
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Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Case Report
Abstract/Notes

Objective: To assess the response of a patient with chronic migraines to a short program of chiropractic care (diversified technique).

Method: The study was run over a 13 week period with chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy (CSMT) on a once weekly schedule for 5 weeks, followed by an 8 week re-evaluation.

Outcome Measures: To measure the effect of treatment, a previously reported diary system was used which noted the intensity of a range of symptoms that are recorded following each migraine episode.

Results: The results attained showed there was a marked improvement in the migraine symptoms following the chiropractic care. The patient reported an improvement in frequency, intensity, duration and use of medication. These findings appear to also confirm other evidence which documented similar changes following a large randomised controlled trial of chiropractic treatment of migraine.

Discussion: The case is presented as further support for CSMT in the treatment of migraine. The outcome of this case is also discussed in relation to recent research that concludes that CSMT is a very effective treatment for some people with non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions.

Conclusion: It now appears clear that chiropractic care may be used to assist patients with migraine. Research is currently being undertaken to investigate the potential mechanisms of chiropractic in the treatment of migraine. This research should also assess what (if any) prognostic signs can be identified to assist practitioners making a more informed decision on the treatment of choice for migraine.

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