Fort Wayne Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention09/17/2019Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are typically very open to tips on how to avoid them. Migraine (a primary headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves part of a global community with migraine being a leading cause of disability. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC has some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially for our Fort Wayne headache and migraine sufferers. DIET AND WEIGHT A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have discussed that migraine triggers come in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet successfully helps control migraine. Further, and more expressly, women with chronic migraine consumed a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic migraine. (2) Another study was even more specific with the type of diet helpful to migraine patients, specifically overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed to be episodic-migraine preventative. Usefulness was observed within one month of the diet change. (3) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is not suggesting that any of our patients try a particular diet now! If a Fort Wayne headache sufferer chooses to look into a new diet, Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC is here to discuss 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 found in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities 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 including the routine drug therapy. More research needs to be completed, but vitamin D supplementation seems promising. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC surveys the nutrition of each individual Fort Wayne chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when appropriate. CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE Headaches of all types – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the Fort Wayne chiropractor. Research stated 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 helpful for migraine headache. (4) Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Mike Poulin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presented treating the cervical spine with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC today. Cox Chiropractic Medicine INC welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and alleviating care like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation. « View All Nutrition Articles"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page."