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.