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Colorado Springs Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are typically quite open to 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) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR has some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions just for our Colorado Springs headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers have discussed 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) Another study was even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to migraine patients, particularly those who are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness was observed within one month of the diet modification. (3) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is not urging that any of our patients begin a specific diet now! If a Colorado Springs headache sufferer chooses to try a new diet, The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR is here to chat 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 documented 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 decreased the frequency of migraine including the routine drug therapy. More research needs to be done, but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR surveys the nutrition of each individual Colorado Springs chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when applicable.

CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE

Headaches of all sorts – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent complaints brought to the Colorado Springs 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. In particular, 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.

CONTACT The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR

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

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