A number of studies have evaluated chiropractic spinal manipulation therapy (CSMT) as a potential treatment for migraine. In the United States, manipulation-based physical therapies are the most commonly used complementary and alternative treatments for patients with migraine and headache. In Australia, the use of chiropractic by people with headaches was reported to be 9.3% in the previous 12 months. Chiropractors are experts in the field of musculoskeletal health and use a variety of techniques to help patients manage their headaches and migraines.
Massage is one of the techniques used by chiropractors, and they are often used together to relieve migraine pain and prevent migraine attacks from occurring. It was reported that the frequency of chiropractors referring patients with headache to general practitioners was substantially higher than the frequency of chiropractors who received referrals of patients with headaches from general practitioners. When it comes to treating headaches and migraines, Australian chiropractors have a unique set of skills and techniques that can be used to help patients manage their symptoms. This article will discuss the prevalence of patients who come to chiropractors with headaches, and how chiropractors approach key aspects of treating headache patients appropriately in primary care settings.
This includes the use of headache diagnostic criteria, the approach to headache treatment, and interdisciplinary collaboration with other headache providers. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective way to treat headaches and migraines. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques such as spinal manipulation, massage, stretching, and exercise to help reduce pain and improve overall health. They also provide lifestyle advice on diet, exercise, stress management, and other lifestyle factors that can help reduce the frequency and severity of headaches.
Chiropractors also work closely with other healthcare professionals such as neurologists, primary care physicians, physical therapists, and psychologists to ensure that patients receive comprehensive care for their headaches. This interdisciplinary approach helps ensure that all aspects of a patient's condition are addressed in order to provide the best possible outcome. The authors would like to recognize and thank the Australian chiropractors who participated in this study.