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

Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are typically very ready for tips on how to prevent them. Migraine (a primary headache) sufferers over the age of 50 find themselves members of a global community with migraine being a foremost cause of disability. (1) Tarrytown Chiropractic offers some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions just for our Tarrytown headache and migraine sufferers.

DIET AND WEIGHT

A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have noted that migraine triggers come in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet successfully helps manage migraine. Further, and more expressly, women with chronic migraine ate a lower diet quality than that of women with episodic migraine. (2) A new study was even more specific with the kind of diet beneficial to migraine patients, specifically 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) Tarrytown Chiropractic is not recommending that any of our patients try a certain type of diet now! If a Tarrytown headache sufferer wants to look into a new diet, Tarrytown Chiropractic is here to discuss and decide which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.

NUTRITION: Vitamin D

The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been found 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 in addition to routine drug therapy. More research needs to be completed, but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging. (1) Tarrytown Chiropractic surveys the nutrition of each individual Tarrytown chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when appropriate.

CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE

Headaches of all sorts – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the Tarrytown 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. More specifically, 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 presented treating the cervical spine with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache.

CONTACT Tarrytown Chiropractic

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

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