Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are typically quite 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 leading cause of
disability. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our Fernandina Beach headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have noticed that migraine triggers come
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet successfully helps control
migraine. Further, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine had a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) Another study was
even more specific with the kind of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, particularly those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Usefulness
was observed within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is not recommending that any
of our patients try a certain type of
diet now! If a Fernandina Beach headache sufferer chooses
to look into a new diet, Amelia Chiropractic Clinic is here to discuss
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 reported
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 reduced
the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug
therapy. More study needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging.
(1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic surveys the nutrition of each
individual Fernandina Beach chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all types – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common
complaints brought to the Fernandina 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.
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 presented the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Amelia Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Fernandina Beach chiropractic appointment with
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic today. Amelia Chiropractic Clinic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like diet
modification, supplementation, and Fernandina Beach chiropractic spinal