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What Can a Chiropractor Do?

There are a few things that your Dr. Sakhai can do to help relieve the pain of your headache or migraine. Most methods are non-invasive, risk free, and even if it's not as effective as we want it to be on your headache or migraine, most of these treatments have beneficial side effects on your whole body health. Some of the treatments include:

  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Chiropractic Adjustments to
    • improve spinal function
    • and alleviate stress on your body
  • Nutritional advice about vitamins and supplements
  • Suggest dietary changes to avoid headache causing foods
  • Advise on posture, ergonomics, and stretching/exercises that can help

These treatments should help to relieve the stress and tension your joints, neck and spine that are the root cause of many headaches and migraines.

ACA Research Backs it Up

A report released in 2001 by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.

Also, a 1995 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that spinal manipulative therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches and that those who ceased chiropractic treatment after four weeks experienced a sustained therapeutic benefit in contrast with those patients who received a commonly prescribed medication.
Source: American Chiropractic Assocation www.acatoday.org