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Baton Rouge Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

September 17, 2019

Headaches and migraines are never welcome. Headache sufferers are usually very ready for 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 foremost cause of disability. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers some prevention tips and treatment relief suggestions especially for our Baton Rouge headache and migraine sufferers.


A healthy diet feeds 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 handle migraine. Additionally, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine ate a lower diet quality than that of women who had episodic migraine. (2) Another study was even more specific with the type of diet beneficial to migraine patients, specifically 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 change. (3) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is not suggesting that any of our patients start a specific diet now! If a Baton Rouge headache sufferer chooses to try a new diet, Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers is here to talk and determine which diet (if any special one) is proper.


The same goes for vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D deficiency has been documented 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 study needs to be completed, but vitamin D supplementation seems promising. (1) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers explores the nutrition of each individual Baton Rouge chiropractic patient and recommends supplementation when appropriate.


Headaches of all varieties – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common complaints brought to the Baton Rouge 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 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 Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers today. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and relieving approaches like diet modification, supplementation, and Baton Rouge chiropractic spinal manipulation.

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.