“The results of this study support previous results showing that some people report significant improvement in migraines after chiropractic adjustments. A high percentage (>80%) of participants reported stress as a major factor for their migraines. It appears probable that chiropractic care has an effect on the physical conditions related to stress and that in these people the effects of the migraine are reduced.”

“Migraine occurs in about 15% of the general population. Migraines are usually managed by medication, but some patients do not tolerate migraine medications due to side effects or prefer to avoid medications for other reasons. Non-pharmacological management is an alternative treatment option.  Researching random clinical trials (RCTs) on manual therapies for migraines we found that the RCTs suggest that massage therapy, physiotherapy, relaxation and chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy might be equally effective as propranolol and topiramate in the prophylactic management of migraines.”

A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine. Tuchin PJ, Pollard H, Bonello R. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2000 Feb;23(2):91-5

Chaibi A, Tuchin PJ, Russell MB. J Headache Pain. 2011 Apr;12(2):127-33