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 diet
modification, supplementation, and Watertown chiropractic spinal