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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 629-631

Long-term relief from tension-type headache and major depression following chiropractic treatment


New York Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Center, New York Medical Group, Hong Kong, China

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Dr. Eric Chun Pu Chu
41/F Langham Place Office Tower, 8 Argyle Street, Mongkok, Hong Kong
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_68_18

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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.


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