Headaches 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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 got
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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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, Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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) Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center 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 Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with
Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center today. Fort Wayne Chiropractic Radiological Center welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.