Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are typically very 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 leading cause of
disability. (1) Most Chiropractic Clinic has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our Murfreesboro headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have described 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 consumed a poorer quality diet than that of women who had episodic
migraine. (2) Another study got
even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to
migraine patients, particularly those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Most Chiropractic Clinic is not urging that any
of our patients try a specific
diet now! If a Murfreesboro headache sufferer wishes
to look into a new diet, Most Chiropractic Clinic 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 characteristics
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 decreased
the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug
therapy. More study needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging.
(1) Most Chiropractic Clinic explores the nutrition of each
individual Murfreesboro chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday
complaints brought to the Murfreesboro 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.
More specifically, spinal manipulation, chiropractic care,
some supplements, diet change and hydrotherapy are reported helpful
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 Most Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Murfreesboro chiropractic appointment with
Most Chiropractic Clinic today. Most Chiropractic Clinic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like diet
modification, supplementation, and Murfreesboro chiropractic spinal