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 part of a global
community with migraine being a leading cause of
disability. (1) The Novelli Wellness Center has
some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially
for our Buffalo, NY headache and migraine sufferers.
DIET AND WEIGHT
A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers
have described that migraine triggers appear
in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary.
A high-quality diet effectively helps handle
migraine. Further, and more specifically, women
with chronic migraine had a lower diet
quality than that of women with episodic
migraine. (2) A new study was
even more specific with the type of diet beneficial to
migraine patients, particularly those who
are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found
to be preventive of episodic migraines. Usefulness
was observed within one month of the diet change.
(3) The Novelli Wellness Center is not recommending that any
of our patients try a certain type of
diet now! If a Buffalo, NY headache sufferer wants
to try a new diet, The Novelli Wellness Center is here to discuss
and determine which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.
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 features
of vitamin D have initiated
a look at including it 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 research needs to be done,
but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging.
(1) The Novelli Wellness Center studies the nutrition of each
individual Buffalo, NY chiropractic patient and recommends
supplementation when appropriate.
CHIROPRACTIC AND INTEGRATIVE CARE
Headaches of all varieties – primary
headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are frequent
complaints brought to the Buffalo, NY 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 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 Novelli Wellness Center
Schedule a Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with
The Novelli Wellness Center today. The Novelli Wellness Center welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers
for preventive and relieving care like diet
modification, supplementation, and Buffalo, NY chiropractic spinal