Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite 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 being a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially
for our Minster headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have noted that migraine triggers appear
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 poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) Another study got
even more specific with the type of diet helpful to
migraine patients, particularly overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Usefulness
was noted within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Minster Chiropractic Center is not recommending that any
of our patients start a particular
diet now! If a Minster headache sufferer chooses
to try a new diet, Minster Chiropractic Center is here to talk
and decide which diet (if any special one) is proper.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented
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 research needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging.
(1) Minster Chiropractic Center explores the nutrition of each
individual Minster chiropractic patient and suggests
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 Minster 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 beneficial.
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 discussed the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Minster Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Minster chiropractic appointment with
Minster Chiropractic Center today. Minster 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.