Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite 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 being a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Moses Chiropractic offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions just
for our West Palm Beach headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have discussed that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps handle
migraine. Further, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine consumed a poorer quality diet than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) Another study got
even more specific with the kind of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, specifically overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Moses Chiropractic is not telling that any
of our patients begin a certain type of
diet now! If a West Palm Beach headache sufferer wishes
to try a new diet, Moses Chiropractic is here to discuss
and determine which diet (if any special one) is proper.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented
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 including the routine drug
therapy. More analysis needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging.
(1) Moses Chiropractic explores the nutrition of each
individual West Palm Beach chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the West Palm Beach 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 helpful.
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 Moses Chiropractic
Schedule a West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with
Moses Chiropractic today. Moses Chiropractic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.