Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite open
to tips on how to avoid them. Migraine (a primary
headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves members of a global
community with migraine being a foremost cause of
disability. (1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers
some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially
for our Toronto headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have discussed that migraine triggers appear
in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet successfully helps handle
migraine. Further, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine consumed a poorer quality diet than that of women with 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 found
to be episodic-migraine preventative. Usefulness
was noted within one month of the diet change.
(3) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre is not telling that any
of our patients try a certain type of
diet now! If a Toronto headache sufferer wishes
to explore a new diet, Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre 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 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 including the routine drug
therapy. More analysis needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation appears promising.
(1) Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre surveys the nutrition of each
individual Toronto chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when applicable.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all sorts – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Toronto 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 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 Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre
Schedule a Toronto chiropractic appointment with
Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre today. Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like modifying
your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.