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Burlington and Hamilton Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually very open to tips on how to prevent them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of migraine, a primary headache, find themselves members of a global community with migraine as a leading cause of disability. (1) Spinal Care Clinic offers some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially for our Burlington and Hamilton headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have noticed that migraine triggers come in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet effectively helps handle migraine. Additionally, and more expressly, women with chronic migraine ate a poorer quality diet than that of women who had episodic migraine. (2) A new study got even more specific with the type of diet beneficial to migraine patients, specifically those who are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness was observed within one month of the diet change. (3) Spinal Care Clinic is not recommending that any of our patients start a particular diet now! If a Burlington and Hamilton headache sufferer wants to try a new diet, Spinal Care Clinic is here to talk and decide which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.

NUTRITION: Vitamin D

The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented 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 reduced the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug therapy. More study needs to be done, but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging. (1) Spinal Care Clinic explores the nutrition of each individual Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when appropriate.

CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE

Headaches of all varieties – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the Burlington and Hamilton 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 helpful for migraine headache. (4)

Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Mike Poulin on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson who presented the treatment of headache with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic.

CONTACT Spinal Care Clinic

Schedule a Burlington and Hamilton chiropractic appointment with Spinal Care Clinic today. Spinal Care Clinic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and alleviating care like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.

Spinal Care Clinic offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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