Headaches and Chiropractic

Allen-Unhammer, Anna, Francis JH Wilson, and Lise Hestbaek. “Children and adolescents presenting to chiropractors in Norway: National Health Insurance data and a detailed survey.” Chiropractic & Manual Therapies 24.1 (2016): 29. https://chiromt.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12998-016-0107-x

Borusiak, Peter, et al. “Lack of Efficacy of Manual Therapy in Children and Adolescents With Suspected Cervicogenic Headache: Results of a Prospective, Randomized, Placebo‐Controlled, and Blinded Trial.” Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain 50.2 (2010): 224-230. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-4610.2009.01550.x/full  – This study did not find any significant efficacy of cervical SMT in children but it was done by medical doctors not chiroprctors.

De Busser, N. L. “The relative effectiveness of chiropractic manipulation in conjunction with soft tissue treatment, as compared with soft treatment alone, in the management of tension-type headaches in children.” (2016). http://nrfnexus.nrf.ac.za/handle/20.500.11892/4898?show=full

Marchand A, Miller J, Mitchell C. Diagnosis and Chiropractic Treatment of Infant Headache Based on Behavioral Presentation and Physical Findings: A Retrospective Series of 13 Cases. JMPT 32:8; (2009) 682-686. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0161475409002085

Schetzek S, Heinen F, Kruse S, et al. Headache in children: update on complementary treatments. Neuropediatrics 2013;44:25-33. https://www.thieme-connect.com/products/ejournals/html/10.1055/s-0032-1333435

Strunk, Richard G., Mark T. Pfefer, and Derrick Dube. “Multimodal chiropractic care of pain and disability for a patient diagnosed with benign joint hypermobility syndrome: a case report.” Journal of chiropractic medicine 13.1 (2014): 35-42.


Vaughn DW, Kenyon LK, Sobeck CM, Smith RE. Spinal manual therapy interventions for pediatric patients: a systematic review. J Man Manipulative Ther 2012;20:153-9. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/2042618612Y.0000000007