Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually quite open
to 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 ideas 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 poorer quality diet 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, 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 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.
In particular, 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.