Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually very ready for tips on how to avoid them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of
migraine, a primary headache, find themselves members of a global
community with migraine being a leading cause of
disability. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our Largo headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have discussed that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet successfully helps control
migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine ate a lower diet
quality than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) Another study got
even more specific with the type of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, particularly those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness
was noted within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Hollstrom & Associates Inc is not recommending that any
of our patients start a certain type of
diet now! If a Largo headache sufferer wants
to look into a new diet, Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 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 analysis needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging.
(1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc surveys the nutrition of each
individual Largo chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all types – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Largo 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 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 Hollstrom & Associates Inc
Schedule a Largo chiropractic appointment with
Hollstrom & Associates Inc today. Hollstrom & Associates Inc welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.