Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually very open
to tips on how to prevent them. Migraine (a primary
headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves part of a global
community with migraine as a leading cause of
disability. (1) Chiropractic Care has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our West Palm Beach headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have described that migraine triggers come
in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps control
migraine. Further, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine had a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) A new study got
even more specific with the type 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. Usefulness
was observed within one month of the diet change.
(3) Chiropractic Care is not telling that any
of our patients try a particular
diet now! If a West Palm Beach headache sufferer chooses
to explore a new diet, Chiropractic Care is here to discuss
and decide which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been found
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 decreased
the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug
therapy. More study needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation seems promising.
(1) Chiropractic Care studies the nutrition of each
individual West Palm Beach chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all types – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common
complaints brought to the West Palm Beach 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 beneficial.
In particular, 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 discussed the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Chiropractic Care
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with
Chiropractic Care today. Chiropractic Care welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.