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

Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually very ready for 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 as a leading cause of disability. (1) Johnson Chiropractic has some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions just for our Richmond headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have noticed that migraine triggers appear in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet successfully helps manage migraine. Additionally, and more expressly, women with chronic migraine ate a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic migraine. (2) A new study got even more specific with the type of diet helpful to migraine patients, particularly overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness was noted within one month of the diet modification. (3) Johnson Chiropractic is not urging that any of our patients start a specific diet now! If a Richmond headache sufferer chooses to try a new diet, Johnson Chiropractic is here to discuss 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 reported in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant characteristics 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 decreased the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug therapy. More study needs to be done, but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging. (1) Johnson Chiropractic studies the nutrition of each individual Richmond chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when applicable.

CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE

Headaches of all types – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common complaints brought to the Richmond 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 discussed treating the cervical spine with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache.

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic today. Johnson Chiropractic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and relieving approaches like diet modification, supplementation, and Richmond chiropractic spinal manipulation.

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