The Chiropractic Doctors' Association of Hong Kong

11/30/2018

【Chiropractic Case Report】 Long-term relief from tension-type headache and major depression following chiropractic treatment

【Chiropractic Case Report】 Long-term relief from tension-type headache and major depression following chiropractic treatment

 

Title
Long-term relief from tension-type headache and major depression following chiropractic treatment
Summary
We report the case of a 44-year-old school teacher who experienced long-term relief from tension-type headache (TTH) and major depression following chiropractic treatment. It is well recognized that psychiatric comorbidity and suicide risk are commonly found in patients with painful physical symptoms such as chronic headache, backache, or joint pain. Recent studies indicated that autonomic dysfunction plays a role in the pathogenesis of TTHs and depressive disorders. The autonomic nervous system is mainly controlled by reflex centers located in the spinal cord, brain stem, and hypothalamus. This report highlights the rewarding outcomes from spinal adjustment in certain neuropsychiatric disorders. Long-term results of chiropractic adjustment in this particular case were very favorable. Further studies with larger groups are warranted to better clarify the role of chiropractic.
Language
English
Is Part Of
Journal of family medicine and primary care, 2018, Vol.7(3), pp.629-631
Identifier
ISSN: 2249-4863
PMID: 30112321 Version:1
DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_68_18