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

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 proper.

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 manipulation.

Satterwhite Chiropractic offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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