Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually quite open
to 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 as a leading cause of
disability. (1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our Manahawkin headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes 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 manage
migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine ate a lower diet
quality than that of women who had 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 noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is not recommending that any
of our patients begin a particular
diet now! If a Manahawkin headache sufferer wishes
to look into a new diet, Manahawkin Chiropractic Center is here to chat
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 documented
in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features
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 in addition to routine drug
therapy. More research needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation appears promising.
(1) Manahawkin Chiropractic Center explores the nutrition of each
individual Manahawkin chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Manahawkin 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 beneficial.
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 discussed the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Manahawkin Chiropractic Center
Schedule a Manahawkin chiropractic appointment with
Manahawkin Chiropractic Center today. Manahawkin Chiropractic Center welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.