Chiropractic has been proven good in the treatment of migraine headaches, and this has been proven true for past over 100 years. Although recently, a few reports by biased so-called medical experts indicate that chiropractic treatments for the cervical spine in certain ways, may result in possibility of strokes. Actually the statistics prove that chiropractic care sometimes is capable of decreasing the likelihood of ischemic strokes. Generally, migraine headaches are sometimes seen in connection with increased chances of ischemic strokes.
As analyzed by legitimate chiropractic research, chiropractic treatments and the risk of strokes caused by chiropractic should be compared with the prescribed and non-prescribed drugs, which are known to give rise to the incidences of cerebrovascular and ischemic strokes. The risk of strokes due to chiropractic is extremely low as per the result of the comparison and is generally considered to be the safest treatment for headaches due to migraine. Not only the safety, but it’s effectiveness in migraine headache treatments is the highest as compared with drugs and other treatment options.
As per the recent studies and surveys, the most common treatments for migraine such as drugs and surgery cause much larger numbers of strokes every year than those caused by chiropractic care. For instance, every year the number of cases of strokes occurred due to bypass surgery in the U.S. is much higher than the total number of cases of strokes reported for more than 100 years occurring due to or as a side effect of any chiropractic treatment. Various drugs and therapies such as hormonal replace therapy, contraceptive and birth control medicines and, steroids also result in the increased likelihood of strokes. Risk of strokes is much higher in cases when such drugs are recommended to the people with bad health and medical conditions like, hypertension, smoking, alcohol abuse, or diabetes. Not only the above drugs, but also the medicines especially used for the treatment of migraine headaches are even worse as far as the risk of ischemia and strokes is concerned. It can be easily understood that the chiropractic care is generally the most effective treatment and safest treatment for most types of migraine headaches.
In fact, chiropractors are trained to recognize certain factors which are evaluate the risk for certain neck adjustments. When using solid clinical judgment, chiropractic treatment has even less risk than taking aspirin for a headache.
About Author: Dr. Steven Read is a 1988 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He has been practicing in Jacksonville, FL for over 20 years. He is the clinic director for Ortega Chiropractic and Medical Rehab.