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New Roads Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite ready for tips on how to avoid them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of migraine, a primary headache, find themselves part of a global community with migraine as a foremost cause of disability. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center has some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially for our New Roads headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers have discussed that migraine triggers appear in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet successfully helps manage migraine. Further, and more expressly, women with chronic migraine ate 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 helpful to migraine patients, particularly 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 change. (3) New Roads Chiropractic Center is not urging that any of our patients begin a certain type of diet now! If a New Roads headache sufferer wants to explore a new diet, New Roads Chiropractic Center is here to discuss and decide which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.

NUTRITION: Vitamin D

In much the same way, vitamin D supplementation is presented. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features of vitamin D have opened its supplementation to considered inclusion in the care and prevention of headache and migraine. One study reported that trial doses of 1000-4000 IU per day reduced the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug therapy. More study needs to be done, but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center surveys the nutrition of each individual New Roads chiropractic patient and recommends supplementation when applicable.

CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE

Headaches of all varieties – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the New Roads 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 helpful 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 New Roads Chiropractic Center

Schedule a New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center today. New Roads Chiropractic Center welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and relieving approaches like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.

New Roads Chiropractic Center offers relieving treatment and helpful tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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