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McHenry Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

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.

Spengel Chiropractic offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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