Ottawa 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 avoid them. Over 50 years of age, sufferers of migraine, a primary headache, find themselves members of a global community with migraine being a leading cause of disability. (1) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider has some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas especially for our Ottawa headache and migraine sufferers.


A healthy diet nourishes the body and the mind. Researchers have described that migraine triggers appear in many different forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet successfully helps manage migraine. Further, and more expressly, women with chronic migraine had a poorer quality diet 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 those who are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed to be episodic-migraine preventative. Effectiveness was observed within one month of the diet change. (3) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is not telling that any of our patients start a specific diet now! If a Ottawa headache sufferer wants to look into a new diet, The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider is here to chat and decide which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.


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 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 in addition to routine drug therapy. More analysis needs to be completed, but vitamin D supplementation appears encouraging. (1) The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider explores the nutrition of each individual Ottawa chiropractic patient and recommends supplementation when appropriate.


Headaches of all sorts – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are common complaints brought to the Ottawa 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 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 Ottawa chiropractic appointment with The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider today. The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and relieving approaches like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.

The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider offers relieving treatment and helpful tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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