Migraines are a painful and pervasive problem in our stressed society.  Here are some statistics:

Migraine Statistics

More than 80% of participants in a migraine study (JMPT, 2000) “reported stress as a major factor for their migraines.”  The study assessed the effectiveness of chiropractic therapy (spinal manipulation) in the treatment of migraines. The average response to treatment showed a statistically significant reduction in:

  • Migraine frequency
  • Migraine duration
  • Disability associated with migraine
  • Medication use

So if stress was linked to more than 80% of the migraine cases in this group of 127 migraine sufferers, why did chiropractic help?  The study concludes with this possible explanation:

Migraines, stress and chiropractic