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Intractable Migraine Headaches During Pregnancy

By |January 20, 2010|Chiropractic Care, Headache|

Intractable Migraine Headaches During Pregnancy

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SOURCE:   Comp Ther Clin Prac 2009 (Nov); 15 (4): 192–197

Joel Alcantara, D.C. and Martine Cossette, D.C.

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association,
327 North Middletown Dr,
Media, PA, USA


A 24 yr-old pregnant patient presented with chronic migraine headaches, which she had since age of 12. Previous care included osteopathy, physical therapy, medications and massage with unsuccessful outcome. Her medical care had consisted of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication with codeine, at the maximum amount permitted during a pregnancy (i.e., 1000mg per day) as well as caffeine intake through coffee to potentiate the medication. This resulted in only minor and temporary relief. (more…)