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Ashburn Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

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 found 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.

Poulin Chiropractic of Herndon and Ashburn offers relieving treatment and helpful tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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