Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are typically very ready for tips on how to prevent them. Migraine (a primary
headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves members of a global
community with migraine being a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. has
some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially
for our Auburn 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 control
migraine. Further, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine ate a lower diet
quality than that of women who had episodic
migraine. (2) Another study was
even more specific with the type of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, specifically those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Usefulness
was noted within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is not suggesting that any
of our patients try a specific
diet now! If a Auburn headache sufferer wishes
to try a new diet, Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. is here to chat
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 found
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 in addition to routine drug
therapy. More study needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation seems promising.
(1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. studies the nutrition of each
individual Auburn chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday
complaints brought to the Auburn 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.
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 the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C.
Schedule a Auburn chiropractic appointment with
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. today. Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.