Headache Relief.

At Keystone Physical Medicine in Boise, Idaho our team of experts are dedicated to providing you a solution to your headaches. We are experts in determining what type of headaches you have and developing a customized treatment plan for you.  Headaches are one of the most common conditions seen in chiropractic offices.  Over the last decade, headaches represented 13% of chiropractic patient’s presenting complaints. Headaches not only have a significant adverse impact on adults, but “frequent or severe headaches including migraine in the past 12 months were reported in 17.1% of children.” Headaches and migraine complaints are continually on the rise in both adults and children.

Headaches can be traced back to events, emotional stress, chemical stress, physical stress, diet, dehydration and more. Extensive research has addressed the many types of headaches and the last year has seen several important publications investigating the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment and spinal manipulation. An extensive review of the literature will appear in the next issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) and provides guidelines for chiropractic treatment of adult headaches.  The work was done by a group of Canadians and documents the research support for chiropractic management (high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts) for both migraine and cervicogenic headaches.  Mobilization may also be effective for tension-type headache and cervicogenic headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Jun;34(5):274-89.