We know how difficult chronic headache pain can be. Robert C Slater, DC and our staff have worked with many patients in our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota chiropractic clinic, and we've had great success in helping people reduce their headache pain.
A 2016 research paper confirms what we see in our practice. In this report, the authors started with 110 people who were suffering with headaches that originated in the cervical spine. 58 of these patients were given a series of neck adjustments; 52 were given some stretches and exercises. The treatment period for both groups was four weeks.
The report found that the patients who received cervical and thoracic spinal adjustments "experienced significantly greater reductions in headache intensity, disability, headache frequency, headache duration, and medication intake as compared to the group that received mobilization and exercise."
The investigation also found that these outcomes were maintained at the three-month follow-up exam.
Chiropractic is a safe and effective way to treat headache, back pain, neck pain, and many other health conditions. If you're tired of suffering, give Robert C Slater, DC a call today at our Highland Park, Saint Paul, Minnesota office at (651) 699-3366. We're here to help get relief.
Dunning JR, Butts R, Mourad F, Young I, et al. Upper cervical and upper thoracic manipulation versus mobilization and exercise in patients with cervicogenic headache: a multi-center randomized clinical trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2016;17(1):64.