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.