Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are typically very ready for tips on how to prevent them. Migraine (a primary
headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves members of a global
community with migraine being a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation has
some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially
for our Tonawanda headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have noted that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps control
migraine. Additionally, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine consumed a lower diet
quality than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) A new study was
even more specific with the kind of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, specifically those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness
was noted within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is not telling that any
of our patients begin a particular
diet now! If a Tonawanda headache sufferer wants
to explore a new diet, Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation is here to talk
and decide which diet (if any special one) is proper.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
In much the same
way, vitamin D supplementation is presented. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented
in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features
of vitamin D have initiated
a look at including it in the care and prevention of headache and migraine.
One study reported that trial doses of 1000-4000 IU per day decreased
the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug
therapy. More study needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging.
(1) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation surveys the nutrition of each
individual Tonawanda chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Tonawanda chiropractor. Research stated
that complementary and integrative medicine - nutrition, movement (yoga),
manual therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage,
biofeedback, meditation, and mind-body strategies – was helpful.
More specifically, spinal manipulation, chiropractic care,
some supplements, diet change and hydrotherapy are reported beneficial
for migraine headache. (4)
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Mike Poulin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who presented the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation
Schedule a Tonawanda chiropractic appointment with
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation today. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.