Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

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 ideas 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 diet modification, supplementation, and Baton Rouge chiropractic spinal manipulation.

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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