Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are typically quite open
to 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 being a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our Manchester headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes 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 effectively helps manage
migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine ate a poorer quality diet than that of women who had episodic
migraine. (2) A new study got
even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to
migraine patients, particularly those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness
was observed within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is not urging that any
of our patients begin a particular
diet now! If a Manchester headache sufferer wishes
to explore a new diet, Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries is here to discuss
and determine which diet (if any special one) is proper.
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 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 in addition to routine drug
therapy. More research needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging.
(1) Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries explores the nutrition of each
individual Manchester chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all types – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Manchester 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.
In particular, spinal manipulation, chiropractic care,
some supplements, diet change and hydrotherapy are reported beneficial
for migraine headache. (4)
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Mike Poulin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who presented treating the cervical spine
with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache.
CONTACT Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries
Schedule a Manchester chiropractic appointment with
Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries today. Manchester Chiropractic & Sports Injuries welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving care like diet
modification, supplementation, and Manchester chiropractic spinal