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. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine ate a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) A new study was
even more specific with the type 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.