Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are typically quite ready for tips on how to prevent them. Migraine (a primary
headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves members of a global
community with migraine as a leading cause of
disability. (1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just
for our Montreal headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have noticed that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet successfully helps manage
migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine had a poorer quality diet than that of women who had episodic
migraine. (2) Another study got
even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to
migraine patients, particularly overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Usefulness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is not suggesting that any
of our patients try a certain type of
diet now! If a Montreal headache sufferer chooses
to try a new diet, Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic is here to talk
and decide which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
In much the same
way, vitamin D supplementation is presented. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented
in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features
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 research needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging.
(1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic studies the nutrition of each
individual Montreal chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Montreal 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.
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 Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Montreal chiropractic appointment with
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic today. Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving approaches like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.