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Pregnant Women Find Migraine Relief At Whittier Chiropractor

Could chiropractic care offer relief for migraine symptoms, particularly for pregnant women?

Women are three times more likely to experience brutal migraine headaches in relation to men, and are especially at risk during their reproductive years. Studies have found that headache symptoms improve when hormone fluctuations are relatively absent and/or because of increasing ß-endorphins. Some pregnant women say they feel their symptoms getting worse, whether non-pharmacological or pharmacological treatment methods are applied. Risks of negative effects linked with traditional medical care could be problematic, making concern for such methods totally validated. Below is evidence of successful therapy administered to a patient with persistent migraine headaches during pregnancy.

The evidence stems from a case study involving a 24 yr-old pregnant female experiencing chronic migraine headaches since the age of 12 who underwent chiropractic care. Prior care of the patient involved osteopathy, physical therapy, medications and massage-- all of which proved to be unsuccessful treatments. Medical care included non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication along with codeine and caffeine intake to help further the medication's aim. However, this method of relief only produced minor and short-term symptom relief. 

Chiropractic adjustments administered to the patient were those of a high-velocity, low amplitude variety. Complete with thrusts and an Activator Instrument offered to areas of vertebral subluxations, the therapy culminated with no negative effects reported. Furthermore, the intensity of her migraine headaches showed significant relief after just three therapy sessions; her baseline self-reported pain rating of 8-9/10 dropped to 2/10 on the verbal pain scale, while frequency of migraine symptoms improved from once each day to about once every three days. This led to a steady decrease in medication dependence for such symptoms. 

This case study offers consistent evidence for the safety and general effectiveness of chiropractic therapy for pregnant women experiencing migraine headache discomfort.

For pregnant women in the Whittier area finding it difficult to deal with migraine pain, The Joint ...the chiropractic place offers no appointments necessary and no hidden fees-- but full relief. Conveniently located in Whittier, The Joint provides affordable chiropractic services 6 days a week. Come on by to discover how The Joint is making it easier than ever to put your chiropractic health first.


Always remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.

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