Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually very ready for 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our Sitka headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have described that migraine triggers come
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps control
migraine. Further, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine ate a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) Another study got
even more specific with the type of diet helpful to
migraine patients, specifically those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is not recommending that any
of our patients try a specific
diet now! If a Sitka headache sufferer chooses
to try a new diet, Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka is here to chat
and decide which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
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 decreased
the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug
therapy. More study needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation appears promising.
(1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka studies the nutrition of each
individual Sitka chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common
complaints brought to the Sitka 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 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 Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka
Schedule a Sitka chiropractic appointment with
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka today. Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving approaches like diet
modification, supplementation, and Sitka chiropractic spinal