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New Research on Migraines, Chronic Pain & Chiropractic

Research Shows Chiropractic May Ease Suffering 

Recent research reported in the Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in helping patients with chronic pain. The research reports on a 23-year-old woman with chronic, daily neck and back pain in addition to migraines for over 10 years.  

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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 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 migraines, chronic pain and chiropractic. 

McCoy added “Vascular headaches signify a blood flow issue in the brain and the nervous system controls blood flow.  If you damage or compress or otherwise interfere with the neurological structures in the spine this can 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 23-year-old female suffering from chronic migraines and chronic, daily neck and back pain for over 10 years. Her neck and back pain were daily and constant, greatly impacting her daily activities.  Daily medications did not help her.

The chiropractor examined her and found structural shifts and decreased motion in her neck, mid, low back, and pelvis. 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 complete resolution of 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