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St. Francisville Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are typically 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 being a leading cause of disability. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially for our St. Francisville headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers have discussed that migraine triggers appear in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet effectively helps handle migraine. Further, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine consumed a lower diet quality than that of women who had episodic migraine. (2) Another study was even more specific with the kind of diet beneficial to migraine patients, particularly those who are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found to be episodic-migraine preventative. Usefulness was observed within one month of the diet change. (3) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is not suggesting that any of our patients begin a specific diet now! If a St. Francisville headache sufferer chooses to look into a new diet, Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville is here to discuss and determine 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 documented in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities 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 decreased the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug therapy. More analysis needs to be completed, but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville explores the nutrition of each individual St. Francisville 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 St. Francisville 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 beneficial for migraine headache. (4)

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Mike Poulin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presented treating the cervical spine with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache.

CONTACT Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville

Schedule a St. Francisville chiropractic appointment with Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville today. Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and relieving care like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.

Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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