Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are typically very 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 as a leading cause of disability. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic has some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just for our Nashua headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have noticed that migraine triggers appear in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet successfully helps manage migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine ate a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic migraine. (2) A new study was even more specific with the kind of diet beneficial to migraine patients, particularly those who are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found to be episodic-migraine preventative. Usefulness was observed within one month of the diet modification. (3) Moriarty Chiropractic is not recommending that any of our patients begin a particular diet now! If a Nashua headache sufferer wishes to look into a new diet, Moriarty Chiropractic 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 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 in addition to routine drug therapy. More study needs to be completed, but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging. (1) Moriarty Chiropractic studies the nutrition of each individual Nashua chiropractic patient and recommends supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the Nashua 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. 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 presented the treatment of headache with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Moriarty Chiropractic
Schedule a Nashua chiropractic appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic today. Moriarty Chiropractic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and alleviating approaches like diet modification, supplementation, and Nashua chiropractic spinal manipulation.