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

Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually quite 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) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially for our Carrolltown headache and migraine sufferers.


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 manage migraine. Further, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine had a poorer quality diet than that of women with episodic migraine. (2) Another study was even more specific with the type of diet beneficial to migraine patients, specifically overweight folks. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was found to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness was observed within one month of the diet change. (3) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is not urging that any of our patients start a specific diet now! If a Carrolltown headache sufferer chooses to try a new diet, Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation is here to talk and decide which diet (if any special one) is proper.


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 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 in addition to routine drug therapy. More analysis needs to be completed, but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging. (1) Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation surveys the nutrition of each individual Carrolltown chiropractic patient and recommends supplementation when appropriate.


Headaches of all sorts – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the Carrolltown 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.

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

Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation offers relieving treatment and helpful tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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