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Walter Hickman, D.C. &  Joel Alcantara, D.C.

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ June 10, 2019 ~ Pages 79-82



Objective: To describe the chiropractic care of a patient presenting with chronic spinal pain and migraine headaches.

Clinical Features: A 52-year-old woman presented for care with a chief complaint of migraine headaches and left-sided spinal pain that radiated to the ipsilateral lower and upper extremities of 20+ years duration. Prescription medication provided moderate relief at best and not surprisingly, her quality of life was compromised in terms of her activities of daily living.

Intervention and Outcome: The patient was cared for with the Gonstead Technique consisting at three times per week for 5 weeks with dramatic improvements in her migraine headaches and spinal pain with radiculopathy.

Conclusion: This case report provides supporting evidence on the effectiveness of chiropractic care in the patients presenting with migraine headaches and atypically presenting spinal pain.

Keywords: Radiculopathy, Gonstead Technique, quality of life, headaches, extremities, vertebral subluxation, adjustment

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