Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually very ready for tips on how to prevent them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of
migraine, a primary headache, find themselves part of a global
community with migraine being a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Hutter Chiropractic Office has
some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially
for our Groton 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 effectively helps manage
migraine. Additionally, and more expressly, women
with chronic migraine consumed a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) A new study got
even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to
migraine patients, specifically those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Usefulness
was noted within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Hutter Chiropractic Office is not urging that any
of our patients start a specific
diet now! If a Groton headache sufferer wants
to try a new diet, Hutter Chiropractic Office is here to discuss
and determine 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 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 including the routine drug
therapy. More analysis needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation appears promising.
(1) Hutter Chiropractic Office explores the nutrition of each
individual Groton chiropractic patient and recommends
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 Groton 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 Hutter Chiropractic Office
Schedule a Groton chiropractic appointment with
Hutter Chiropractic Office today. Hutter Chiropractic Office welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating care like diet
modification, supplementation, and Groton chiropractic spinal