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 as a leading cause of
disability. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our Vancouver headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have noted that migraine triggers come
in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps handle
migraine. Additionally, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine ate a poorer quality diet than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) A new study got
even more specific with the type of diet helpful to
migraine patients, particularly overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness
was observed within one month of the diet change.
(3) Vancouver Disc Centers is not telling that any
of our patients try a particular
diet now! If a Vancouver headache sufferer wants
to look into a new diet, Vancouver Disc Centers is here to discuss
and determine 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 features
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 reduced
the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug
therapy. More analysis needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging.
(1) Vancouver Disc Centers surveys the nutrition of each
individual Vancouver chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Vancouver 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 discussed the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Vancouver Disc Centers
Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment with
Vancouver Disc Centers today. Vancouver Disc Centers welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.