HIGHEST Level of Evidence supporting Spinal Manipulation for Migraines
Researchers affiliated with the prestigious Harvard School of Medicine recently
published a paper in the medical journal Headache (2019).
Migraine headaches are relatively common and often associated with high amounts of
disability. Pharmacological treatments represent the first-line treatment for many
migraine sufferers; however, approximately 40% of patients with episodic migraine
symptoms have unmet treatment needs. One-third of this group report dissatisfaction
with current treatment and half report headache-associated disability! As such,
alternative treatments to the traditional pharmacological approach are warranted.
Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), a treatment often associated with Doctors of
Chiropractic represents a potential non-pharmaceutical treatment option for migraine
THE STUDY: A total of 677 patients were involved in the studies, with an average age
of 39.3 years. 75% of participants were female.
RESULTS: SMT had a significant positive impact on the NUMBER of migraine days
vs. controls, as well as REDUCING migraine pain intensity!!!
CONCLUSION: SMT represents a viable, safe, potentially beneficial intervention that
patients may prefer to the potential side-effects (or lack of efficacy) of pharmaceutical
If you or someone you know suffers from Migraine headaches, please contact our
office for information on we may be able to help you. 604-853-4441