Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are typically very open
to tips on how to avoid them. Migraine (a primary
headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves members of a global
community with migraine as a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially
for our Fort Wayne headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have discussed that migraine triggers come
in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps handle
migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine had a lower diet
quality than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) A new study was
even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to
migraine patients, specifically overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness
was observed within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is not telling that any
of our patients begin a specific
diet now! If a Fort Wayne headache sufferer wants
to look into a new diet, Aaron Chiropractic Clinic is here to discuss
and determine which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
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 qualities
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 including the routine drug
therapy. More analysis needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation appears promising.
(1) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic surveys the nutrition of each
individual Fort Wayne chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday
complaints brought to the Fort Wayne 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 presented the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Aaron Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic today. Aaron Chiropractic Clinic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.