Can Chiropractors help with migraines?

By: Dr. Dean Lombardo DC

9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing,  some cause debilitating pain and nausea​. What do you do when you suffer from headaches?​ Do you grit your teeth? Lie down? Pop Pills? Is there a better Alternative? In this blog post we will find out an alternative to dealing with headaches.

Research shows​, Chiropractic adjustment/Spinal manipulation may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.

According to JMPT “Chiropractic care including spinal manipulation, can improve migraine and cervicogenic headaches​.” JMPT also states that “Interventions commonly used in chiropractic care improved outcomes for the treatment of acute and chronic neck pain”

Wellness model​ ​

 The public has widely embraced many forms of wellness care and alternative therapies.

  • Other healthcare professions have embarked on a paradigm shift to include alternative therapies, including spinal manipulation.
  • Many conditions respond best with a multi-disciplinary approach.

Our Goals in Healthcare  “The Wellness Model”

  • Patient-centered paradigm
  • Improving interdisciplinary communication
  • Maximizing the benefits of healthcare from all perspectives


 Since 1895, the existence of chiropractic has become the third largest profession of healthcare delivery in the world. For the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, Chiropractic is a conservative first step that should not be overlooked. If a problem can be corrected with minimal risk, and without the use of drugs or surgery, it makes sense to do it.


  1. JMPT, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2011
  2. JMPT, The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2014