New Research Shows Chiropractic Helps with Chronic Pain

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New Research Shows Chiropractic Helps with Chronic Pain

Research Shows Chiropractic May Ease Suffering in Chronic Pain & Migraines

Recent research reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in helping patients with chronic migraines. The research reports on a 52-year-old woman with back, arm, and leg pain in addition to headaches for over 20 years who experienced relief following chiropractic. Given the opioid epidemic the search is on for non-drug answers to chronic pain and chiropractic is a natural answer to this crisis.  

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“Research is revealing that structural shifts in spinal alignment and the nerve obstruction they cause may be a factor in a number of disorders and can result in a host of health problems including chronic pain and migraines.” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study.  Other chiropractic researchers have reported on similar results in regards to chronic pain, migraines and chiropractic. 

McCoy added “Vascular headaches signify a blood flow issue in the brain.  If you damage or compress or otherwise interfere with the neurological structures in the spine this can effect blood flow and have far reaching implications on the functioning of the body.  Through research reports like this we are finding that correcting the structural abnormalities associated with these spinal problems reduces the nerve obstructions and people experience improvement. In this study it was resolution of chronic pain and migraines.” 

The patient reported on in this study was a 52-year-old female suffering from chronic migraines/headaches with back, arm, and leg pain. Her quality of life was declining, and prescription medication did not help her. 

The chiropractor examined her and found structural shifts in her neck, mid and low back. These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct.  

The woman was adjusted by the chiropractor and she experienced dramatic improvement in her migraines and chronic pain following care. The study’s authors called for additional research to investigate the clinical implications of chiropractic in this population of patients.

Contact Information: 

Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research
McCoy Press