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

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 overweight folks. 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.

Manahawkin Chiropractic Center offers relieving treatment and helpful tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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