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November 2018 Healthy News: Chiropractic for Headache & Vitamin D for Migraine

McHenry chiropractic care at OrthoIllinois Chiropractic may reduce headache days each month. 


Headaches are not uncommon! Many McHenry headache sufferers get headache relief with McHenry chiropractic care. One in 5 new chiropractic patients come to a chiropractor’s office like OrthoIllinois Chiropractic because of headache. Headache patients comprise a sizeable portion of the chiropractic practice, and that is true for OrthoIllinois Chiropractic. Chiropractors often identify and co-manage headache patients with other healthcare providers. (1) Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) for cervicogenic headache is reported to be quite effective. For the most benefit, a new study found that 18 SMT visits in contrast to 1, 6, and 12 visits, is most effective, decreasing cervicogenic headache days by 50%. Compared with slight massage, SMT also resulted in 3 more cervicogenic headache-free days a month. (2)

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Mike Poulin on The Back Doctor’s Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson about headache and its effective McHenry chiropractic care with the Cox® Technic System.

OrthoIllinois Chiropractic shares a new study that higher Vitamin D levels may reduce migraine headache incidence. 

TIP OF THE MONTH: Vitamin D for Reduced Migraines

It has been proposed that the inflammation and a reduced immune system may play a role in migraine headache. The role of nutrients – vitamin D, vitamin B12, alpha lipoic acid, CoQ10, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, and riboflavin - in the supportive care of migraines is seemingly therapeutic. (3) A recent study writes that better levels of serum Vitamin D (50 to less than 100 ng/mL) decreases the odds of suffering a migraine headache by 80% to 83% versus levels below 20 ng/mL. (4) McHenry migraine sufferers may try to enhance their Vitamin D status alongside their McHenry chiropractic care plan.

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