Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are typically 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our Paramus headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers
have noted that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps control
migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine consumed a poorer quality diet than that of women who had episodic
migraine. (2) Another study was
even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to
migraine patients, particularly those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is not urging that any
of our patients begin a particular
diet now! If a Paramus headache sufferer wishes
to explore a new diet, Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center is here to chat
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 reported
in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities
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 including the routine drug
therapy. More research needs to be completed,
but vitamin D supplementation appears promising.
(1) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center studies the nutrition of each
individual Paramus chiropractic patient and suggests
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday
complaints brought to the Paramus 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 helpful.
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 discussed the treatment of headache
with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in
the form of Cox® Technic.
CONTACT Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center
Schedule a Paramus chiropractic appointment with
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center today. Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving care like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.