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New Research on Migraines & Chronic Pain
Research Shows Chiropractic May Ease Suffering
ATLANTA, Georgia – July 1, 2019
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.
“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.
Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research
At Foundation Chiropractic in The Woodlands, TX, our focus is looking for structural shifts (subluxation) of the spine that can alter health. This case study looks at a man with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing structural chiropractic care. We were not surprised to see that he reported a 90% relief following care, which is common in our office! If you or someone you know are suffering with arthritis, rheumatoid or other, please consider a Complimentary Consultation in our office to see if we are a good fit for you.
Dr. Evan Pulver
New Research on Rheumatoid Arthritis & Chronic Pain– Chiropractic Alleviates Suffering
ATLANTA GEORGIA – March 18, 2019
Recent research reporting on a 59 year old man who was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and chronic pain reveals that chiropractic may play an important role in caring for people with these conditions. The research, reported in the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research includes a review of the literature on chiropractic and the care of these types of conditions.
“Research is revealing that structural shifts of the spine secondary to vertebral subluxation can be improved following chiropractic care” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy, a chiropractor, public health researcher and editor of the journal that published the study. McCoy continued “This case adds to the body of scientific literature suggesting that chiropractic should play an important role in managing people with structural spinal distortions.”
Abnormal spinal alignment and posture are associated with poor general health, physical function, emotional function, social function, and bodily pain. Normal spinal alignment and movement provides shock absorption and leverage, which protect the spinal cord and nerves from the forces of gravity and other daily traumas one may encounter.
McCoy stated “Abnormal spinal alignment and posture also increase stress and strain to the nerve and blood supply of the spinal cord. This can seriously affect the nervous system.” It is a rare phenomenon for resolution of these abnormalities in the absence of intervention. However, there is literature that supports the effectiveness of chiropractic to restore a healthy spinal alignment and motion according to the research, thereby lowering the risk of chronic pain, degeneration and poor health.
The 59 year old man reported on in this study was diagnosed by his medical doctors with rheumatoid arthritis. He suffered from neck pain, headaches, ringing in his ears, foot pain, low back pain, and pain in his elbows, hands, hips, knees, legs, and feet bilaterally in addition to swollen joints. His history showed he was hit from the side in a motor vehicle accident 15 years prior, which is when the headaches and neck pain started and the joint pain in the rest of the body intensified. In the last 15 years that he has been under the care of his rheumatologist for his RA he has been treated with anti-inflammatory medications, prednisone shots, prescription pain killers, and muscle relaxers. He also had epidural steroid injections in his back two different times for pain.
The man was examined by the chiropractor who took x-rays and found structural shifts in his upper neck. These structural shifts can lead to obstruction of the nerves and it is this obstruction, called vertebral subluxations, that chiropractors correct.
Following chiropractic care the patient stated his headaches and neck pain were gone, his posture was better, he was able to stop taking his medication and he rated his percentage of relief to be 90% and classified his improvement as “Excellent.”
Dr. Evan Pulver