Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually quite open to 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) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic has some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just for our Augusta headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have noted that migraine triggers appear in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet effectively helps manage migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine had a lower diet quality than that of women who had episodic migraine. (2) Another study was 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 noted within one month of the diet change. (3) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic is not urging that any of our patients start a specific diet now! If a Augusta headache sufferer chooses to try a new diet, Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic 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 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 including the routine drug therapy. More study needs to be done, but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging. (1) Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic surveys the nutrition of each individual Augusta chiropractic patient and recommends 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 Augusta 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 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 Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Augusta chiropractic appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic today. Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and alleviating approaches like diet modification, supplementation, and Augusta chiropractic spinal manipulation.