Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are typically very ready for 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 as a leading cause of
disability. (1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our Ashburn headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have described that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps control
migraine. Additionally, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine ate a lower diet
quality than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) A new study was
even more specific with the kind of diet beneficial 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 modification.
(3) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is not suggesting that any
of our patients try a certain type of
diet now! If a Ashburn headache sufferer chooses
to explore a new diet, Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn is here to chat
and determine which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported
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 reduced
the frequency of migraine including the routine drug
therapy. More research needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation seems promising.
(1) Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn studies the nutrition of each
individual Ashburn chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Ashburn 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 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 Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn
Schedule a Ashburn chiropractic appointment with
Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn today. Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.