Headaches and migraines are never
welcome. Headache sufferers are typically quite 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 as a leading cause of
disability. (1) Satterwhite Chiropractic has
some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially
for our Oxford headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have discussed that migraine triggers come
in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet successfully helps control
migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine had a poorer quality diet than that of women who experienced episodic
migraine. (2) A new study was
even more specific with the kind of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, particularly those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Usefulness
was noted within one month of the diet modification.
(3) Satterwhite Chiropractic is not suggesting that any
of our patients start a specific
diet now! If a Oxford headache sufferer wishes
to explore a new diet, Satterwhite Chiropractic is here to talk
and decide which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
NUTRITION: Vitamin D
In much the same
way, vitamin D supplementation is presented. Vitamin D deficiency has been found
in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features
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 encouraging.
(1) Satterwhite Chiropractic explores the nutrition of each
individual Oxford chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all types – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday
complaints brought to the Oxford 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 beneficial.
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 presented treating the cervical spine
with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache.
CONTACT Satterwhite Chiropractic
Schedule a Oxford chiropractic appointment with
Satterwhite Chiropractic today. Satterwhite Chiropractic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and alleviating approaches like diet
modification, supplementation, and Oxford chiropractic spinal