Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are typically very 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) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our Pensacola headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have noticed that migraine triggers come
in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps control
migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine ate a lower diet
quality than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) Another study was
even more specific with the kind of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, particularly those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness
was observed within one month of the diet change.
(3) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is not urging that any
of our patients try a specific
diet now! If a Pensacola headache sufferer wishes
to look into a new diet, Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center is here to discuss
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 reported
in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics
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 completed,
but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging.
(1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center surveys the nutrition of each
individual Pensacola chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Pensacola 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 beneficial
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 Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
Schedule a Pensacola chiropractic appointment with
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center today. Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like diet
modification, supplementation, and Pensacola chiropractic spinal