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The Manga Report

The Manga Report As the largest existing analysis of scientific literature on low back pain, the 1993 Ontario Ministry of Health commissioned study drew international attention when it recommended the management of low back pain be moved from medical doctors to chiropractic doctors.   Due to serious financial problems with the Canadian governments, the different …

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Anxiety and Depression Linked to Chronic Headaches

Anxiety and Depression Linked to Chronic Headaches According to new research from Ohio University, almost half of chronic tension headache sufferers also suffer from anxiety and depression. In this study, 245 chronic headache sufferers completed questionnaires which assessed their psychological status. Surprisingly, 45% admitted to feeling anxious, depressed or hopeless on almost a daily basis. …

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Manual Therapy vs. Cold Packs in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Headache

Manual Therapy vs. Cold Packs in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Headache One year after head trauma, 23 patients with post-traumatic headache entered a prospective clinically controlled trial to find out if specific manual therapy on the neck could reduce the headache. The study was completed by 19 patients (83%). Ten patients were treated twice with …

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Spinal Manipulation vs. Amitriptyline in Chronic Tension Headaches

Spinal Manipulation vs. Amitriptyline in Chronic Tension Headaches This randomized controlled trial compared the effectiveness of spinal manipulation and amitriptyline for the treatment of chronic tension-type headache. This study consisted of a 2 week baseline period, a 6 week treatment period and a 4 week post-treatment follow-up period. Of the 150 patients who were enrolled …

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A Controlled Trial of Cervical Manipulation for Migraine

A Controlled Trial of Cervical Manipulation for Migraine The efficacy of cervical manipulation for migraine was evaluated. In a six-month trial, 85 volunteers suffering from migraine were randomly allocated to three treatment groups. One group received cervical manipulation performed by a medical practitioner or by a physiotherapist, another received cervical manipulation performed by a chiropractor, …

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The Effect of Spinal Manipulation on Cervicogenic Headaches

The Effect of Spinal Manipulation on Cervicogenic Headaches In this study, researchers set out to determine the effectiveness of spinal manipulation in the treatment of cervicogenic headaches (headaches caused by disorders within the cervical spine). 53 patients were placed into one of two groups which received either,   1 chiropractic spinal manipulation 2X/week for 3 …

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