Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually 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) Pflugerville Wellness Center offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our Pflugerville headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds 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 successfully helps control
migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine ate a lower diet
quality than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) A new study was
even more specific with the type of diet helpful to
migraine patients, specifically overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness
was observed within one month of the diet change.
(3) Pflugerville Wellness Center is not urging that any
of our patients begin a specific
diet now! If a Pflugerville headache sufferer wishes
to explore a new diet, Pflugerville Wellness Center is here to talk
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 appears encouraging.
(1) Pflugerville Wellness Center studies the nutrition of each
individual Pflugerville chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Pflugerville 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 Pflugerville Wellness Center
Schedule a Pflugerville chiropractic appointment with
Pflugerville Wellness Center today. Pflugerville Wellness Center welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving approaches like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.