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

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are usually quite ready for tips on how to prevent 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.


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.


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.


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.

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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 diet modification, supplementation, and Toronto chiropractic spinal manipulation.

Yorkville Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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