Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite open
to tips on how to avoid them. Migraine (a primary
headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves members of a global
community with migraine as a leading cause of
disability. (1) Chiropractic Solutions has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our San Jose 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 control
migraine. Further, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine consumed a poorer quality diet than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) A new study got
even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to
migraine patients, specifically those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Chiropractic Solutions is not telling that any
of our patients try a certain type of
diet now! If a San Jose headache sufferer chooses
to explore a new diet, Chiropractic Solutions is here to chat
and decide which diet (if any special one) is proper.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
In much the same
way, vitamin D supplementation is presented. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented
in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics
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 analysis needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation appears promising.
(1) Chiropractic Solutions surveys the nutrition of each
individual San Jose chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday
complaints brought to the San Jose 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 discussed treating the cervical spine
with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache.
CONTACT Chiropractic Solutions
Schedule a San Jose chiropractic appointment with
Chiropractic Solutions today. Chiropractic Solutions welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.