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

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite ready for tips on how to avoid them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of migraine, a primary headache, find themselves part of a global community with migraine being a leading cause of disability. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic offers some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially for our Williamson headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers have described that migraine triggers appear in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet effectively helps control migraine. Further, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine consumed a lower diet quality than that of women who had episodic migraine. (2) Another study got even more specific with the type of diet helpful to migraine patients, particularly those who are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness was observed within one month of the diet change. (3) Apple Country Chiropractic is not suggesting that any of our patients begin a particular diet now! If a Williamson headache sufferer wishes to try a new diet, Apple Country Chiropractic is here to discuss and decide 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 features 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 analysis needs to be done, but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic explores the nutrition of each individual Williamson 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 Williamson 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. 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 discussed treating the cervical spine with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache.

CONTACT Apple Country Chiropractic

Schedule a Williamson chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic today. Apple Country Chiropractic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and relieving approaches like diet modification, supplementation, and Williamson chiropractic spinal manipulation.

Apple Country Chiropractic offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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