Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually very ready for tips on how to avoid 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) Wilson Family Chiropractic offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our Millville headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have discussed that migraine triggers come
in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet successfully helps control
migraine. Further, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine ate a lower diet
quality than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) Another study was
even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to
migraine patients, specifically overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness
was observed within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Wilson Family Chiropractic is not urging that any
of our patients try a particular
diet now! If a Millville headache sufferer wishes
to explore a new diet, Wilson Family Chiropractic is here to talk
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 characteristics
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 reduced
the frequency of migraine including the routine drug
therapy. More study needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation appears promising.
(1) Wilson Family Chiropractic surveys the nutrition of each
individual Millville chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all types – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common
complaints brought to the Millville chiropractor. Research reported
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 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 Wilson Family Chiropractic
Schedule a Millville chiropractic appointment with
Wilson Family Chiropractic today. Wilson Family Chiropractic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.