Most new chiro patients want treatment for headache

But some patients with secondary pain risk 'serious consequences' if they're not properly diagnosed, study says

More than half of new patients presenting to chiropractors are attending for the treatment of headache, an Australian study shows.

Chiropractic treatment

The survey of 381 chiropractors has revealed more than one in five of their patients are presenting with a complaint of primary headache, and more than one in three are presenting with secondary headache.

Most chiropractors receive referrals from complementary medicine practitioners to treat headache, according to the authors, led by Sydney chiropractor and PhD candidate Craig Moore.

Although most chiropractors report