Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually quite open
to tips on how to avoid them. Migraine (a primary
headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves part of a global
community with migraine being a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our Eugene headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have described that migraine triggers come
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet successfully helps manage
migraine. Further, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine consumed a poorer quality diet than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) A new study was
even more specific with the type of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, specifically those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Usefulness
was observed within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is not telling that any
of our patients begin a certain type of
diet now! If a Eugene headache sufferer wants
to explore a new diet, Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic is here to chat
and determine which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been reported
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 reduced
the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug
therapy. More research needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging.
(1) Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic studies the nutrition of each
individual Eugene chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common
complaints brought to the Eugene 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 beneficial
for migraine headache. (4)
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. Mike Poulin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr.
Michael Johnson who presented the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic
Schedule a Eugene chiropractic appointment with
Rethwill Chiropractic Clinic today. Rethwill 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.