Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are typically quite ready for tips on how to prevent them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of
migraine, a primary headache, find themselves part of a global
community with migraine being a leading cause of
disability. (1) Spengel Chiropractic offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our McHenry headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds 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 handle
migraine. Further, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine had a lower diet
quality than that of women who had episodic
migraine. (2) A new study was
even more specific with the type of diet helpful to
migraine patients, specifically overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Usefulness
was observed within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Spengel Chiropractic is not suggesting that any
of our patients begin a certain type of
diet now! If a McHenry headache sufferer wishes
to explore a new diet, Spengel Chiropractic is here to chat
and decide 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 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 decreased
the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug
therapy. More analysis needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation seems promising.
(1) Spengel Chiropractic explores the nutrition of each
individual McHenry chiropractic patient and recommends
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 McHenry chiropractor. Research reported
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 helpful
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 Spengel Chiropractic
Schedule a McHenry chiropractic appointment with
Spengel Chiropractic today. Spengel Chiropractic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.