West Des Moines Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are usually very ready for tips on how to prevent them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of migraine, a primary headache, find themselves members of a global community with migraine as a foremost cause of disability. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa offers some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions just for our West Des Moines headache and migraine sufferers.


A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have discussed that migraine triggers appear in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet effectively helps handle migraine. Additionally, and more expressly, women with chronic migraine had a poorer quality diet than that of women who had 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) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is not urging that any of our patients start a certain type of diet now! If a West Des Moines headache sufferer wants to explore a new diet, Executive Chiropractic of Iowa is here to chat 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 found in 45% to 100% of migraine sufferers. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features 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 including the routine drug therapy. More analysis needs to be completed, but vitamin D supplementation seems encouraging. (1) Executive Chiropractic of Iowa studies the nutrition of each individual West Des Moines chiropractic patient and recommends supplementation when applicable.


Headaches of all types – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the West Des Moines 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. In particular, 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 treating the cervical spine with Cox® Technic for the management and relief of headache.

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