Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite ready for tips on how to avoid them. Migraine (a primary
headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves part of a global
community with migraine as a leading cause of
disability. (1) Back And Neck Care Center offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our Severna Park headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have noticed that migraine triggers come
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet successfully helps handle
migraine. Further, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine ate a lower diet
quality than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) A new study got
even more specific with the type of diet helpful to
migraine patients, particularly overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Usefulness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Back And Neck Care Center is not telling that any
of our patients start a certain type of
diet now! If a Severna Park headache sufferer wishes
to try a new diet, Back And Neck Care Center is here to discuss
and determine which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been found
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 reduced
the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug
therapy. More research needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation seems promising.
(1) Back And Neck Care Center studies the nutrition of each
individual Severna Park chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday
complaints brought to the Severna Park chiropractor. Research stated
that complementary and integrative medicine - nutrition, movement (yoga),
manual therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage,
biofeedback, meditation, and mind-body strategies – was beneficial.
In particular, 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 treating the cervical spine
with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache.
CONTACT Back And Neck Care Center
Schedule a Severna Park chiropractic appointment with
Back And Neck Care Center today. Back And Neck Care 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.