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

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are typically very ready for tips on how to prevent them. Migraine (a primary headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves part of a global community with migraine as a leading cause of disability. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre has some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially for our Vancouver headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have noted 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 had a lower diet quality than that of women who experienced episodic migraine. (2) Another study got even more specific with the type of diet helpful to migraine patients, particularly those who are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness was noted within one month of the diet change. (3) Vancouver Spine Care Centre is not recommending that any of our patients try a specific diet now! If a Vancouver headache sufferer wishes to try a new diet, Vancouver Spine Care Centre is here to talk 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 reported in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics of vitamin D have initiated a look at including it 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 done, but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre surveys the nutrition of each individual Vancouver chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when applicable.

CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE

Headaches of all sorts – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common complaints brought to the Vancouver 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. In particular, 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 Vancouver Spine Care Centre

Schedule a Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre today. Vancouver Spine Care Centre welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and relieving care like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.

Vancouver Spine Care Centre offers relieving treatment and helpful tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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