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

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite open to tips on how to prevent them. Migraine (a primary headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves part of a global community with migraine as a leading cause of disability. (1) Watertown Wellness Center offers some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially for our Watertown headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have discussed that migraine triggers appear in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet effectively helps handle migraine. Further, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine had a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic migraine. (2) Another study got even more specific with the type of diet beneficial 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) Watertown Wellness Center is not telling that any of our patients try a specific diet now! If a Watertown headache sufferer wants to try a new diet, Watertown Wellness Center is here to discuss 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 found in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics of vitamin D have initiated a look at including it 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 encouraging. (1) Watertown Wellness Center surveys the nutrition of each individual Watertown chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when appropriate.

CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE

Headaches of all types – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the Watertown 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 beneficial. In particular, 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 the treatment of headache with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic.

CONTACT Watertown Wellness Center

Schedule a Watertown chiropractic appointment with Watertown Wellness Center today. Watertown Wellness Center welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and relieving care like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.

Watertown Wellness Center offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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