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The treatment of migraine patients within chiropractic: analysis of a nationally representative survey of 1869 chiropractors

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, December 2017
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Title
The treatment of migraine patients within chiropractic: analysis of a nationally representative survey of 1869 chiropractors
Published in
BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, December 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12906-017-2026-3
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Authors

Craig Moore, Jon Adams, Andrew Leaver, Romy Lauche, David Sibbritt

Abstract

While the clinical role of manual therapies in migraine management is unclear, the use of chiropractors for this condition is considerable. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence and characteristics of chiropractors who frequently manage patients with migraine. A national cross-sectional survey of chiropractors collected information on practitioner characteristics, clinical management characteristics and practice settings. A secondary analysis was conducted on 1869 respondents who reported on their migraine caseload to determine the predictors associated with the frequent management of patients with migraine. A large proportion of chiropractors report having a high migraine caseload (HMC) (n = 990; 53.0%). The strongest factors predicting a chiropractor having a HMC include the frequent treatment of patients with axial neck pain (OR = 2.89; 95%CI: 1.18, 7.07), thoracic pain (referred/radicular) (OR = 2.52; 95%CI: 1.58, 3.21) and non-musculoskeletal disorders (OR = 3.06; 95%CI: 2.13, 4.39). Several practice-setting and clinical management characteristics are associated with chiropractors managing a HMC. These findings raise key questions about the therapeutic approach to chiropractic migraine management that deserves further examination. There is a need for more primary research to assess the approach to headache and migraine management provided by chiropractors and to understand the prevalence, burden and comorbidities associated with migraine found within chiropractic patient populations. This information is vital in helping to inform safe, effective and coordinated care for migraine sufferers within the wider health system.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 5 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 19%
Unspecified 4 15%
Student > Postgraduate 3 11%
Student > Master 3 11%
Other 7 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 33%
Unspecified 6 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 15%
Arts and Humanities 2 7%
Social Sciences 2 7%
Other 4 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 58. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2019.
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#5
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