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

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 stated 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.

Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center offers relieving treatment and helpful tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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