Plainville Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite ready for tips on how to prevent them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of migraine, a primary headache, find themselves part of a global community with migraine being a foremost cause of disability. (1) Layden Chiropractic has some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially for our Plainville headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have discussed that migraine triggers come in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet successfully helps control migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine had a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic migraine. (2) A new study was even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to migraine patients, specifically overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness was observed within one month of the diet change. (3) Layden Chiropractic is not suggesting that any of our patients start a specific diet now! If a Plainville headache sufferer wishes to try a new diet, Layden Chiropractic is here to chat 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 characteristics 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 analysis needs to be completed, but vitamin D supplementation seems promising. (1) Layden Chiropractic studies the nutrition of each individual Plainville chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when appropriate.

CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE

Headaches of all types – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the Plainville 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. 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 discussed the treatment of headache with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic.

CONTACT Layden Chiropractic

Schedule a Plainville chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic today. Layden Chiropractic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and relieving approaches like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.

Layden Chiropractic offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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