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

September 17, 2019

Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually quite ready for tips on how to avoid them. Migraine (a primary headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves part of a global community with migraine as a leading cause of disability. (1) Johnson Chiropractic has some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially for our Richmond headache and migraine sufferers.


A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers have noticed that migraine triggers appear in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet effectively helps manage migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine consumed 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 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 recommending that any of our patients begin a certain type of diet now! If a Richmond headache sufferer wishes to look into a new diet, Johnson Chiropractic is here to discuss and determine which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.


The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented 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 reduced the frequency of migraine in addition to routine drug therapy. More research 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 appropriate.


Headaches of all types – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common complaints brought to the Richmond chiropractor. Research stated that complementary and integrative medicine - nutrition, movement (yoga), manual therapy, traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, massage, biofeedback, meditation, and mind-body strategies – was beneficial. More specifically, 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 the treatment of headache with chiropractic care of the cervical spine featuring spinal manipulation in the form of Cox® Technic.

CONTACT Johnson Chiropractic

Schedule a Richmond chiropractic appointment with Johnson Chiropractic today. Johnson Chiropractic welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and alleviating care like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.

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