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

Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are typically quite open to tips on how to avoid 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) Palmer Chiropractic Center has some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just for our Lynchburg headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have described that migraine triggers appear in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet successfully helps manage migraine. Further, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine ate a lower diet quality than that of women with episodic migraine. (2) A new 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 revealed to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness was observed within one month of the diet modification. (3) Palmer Chiropractic Center is not suggesting that any of our patients start a certain type of diet now! If a Lynchburg headache sufferer chooses to look into a new diet, Palmer Chiropractic Center is here to chat and decide which diet (if any special one) is proper.

NUTRITION: Vitamin D

The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported 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 including the routine drug therapy. More research needs to be done, but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center explores the nutrition of each individual Lynchburg chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when appropriate.

CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE

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

CONTACT Palmer Chiropractic Center

Schedule a Lynchburg chiropractic appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center today. Palmer Chiropractic 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.

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