Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually very open
to tips on how to prevent 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) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions just
for our Baton Rouge headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have described that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet successfully helps manage
migraine. Additionally, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine consumed a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) Another study was
even more specific with the type of diet helpful to
migraine patients, particularly those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Usefulness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is not telling that any
of our patients begin a certain type of
diet now! If a Baton Rouge headache sufferer wishes
to explore a new diet, Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation is here to discuss
and decide which diet (if any special one) is proper.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
In much the same
way, vitamin D supplementation is presented. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported
in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities
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 including the routine drug
therapy. More study needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging.
(1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation explores the nutrition of each
individual Baton Rouge chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Baton Rouge 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 discussed the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation
Schedule a Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation today. Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.