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Largo Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

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.

Hollstrom & Associates Inc offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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