Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually very ready for tips on how to prevent them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of
migraine, a primary headache, find themselves members of a global
community with migraine as a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Cross Chiropractic Center has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our Sandy Springs headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have noticed that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps manage
migraine. Additionally, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine consumed 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 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) Cross Chiropractic Center is not recommending that any
of our patients begin a certain type of
diet now! If a Sandy Springs headache sufferer wishes
to explore a new diet, Cross Chiropractic Center is here to chat
and decide 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 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 reduced
the frequency of migraine including the routine drug
therapy. More analysis needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation seems promising.
(1) Cross Chiropractic Center studies the nutrition of each
individual Sandy Springs 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 Sandy Springs 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.
In particular, 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 Cross Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Sandy Springs chiropractic appointment with
Cross Chiropractic Center today. Cross Chiropractic Center welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.