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La Grande Chiropractic Care of Headache and Tips for Headache and Migraine Prevention

Headaches and migraines are unwelcome visitors. Headache sufferers are usually quite open to tips on how to prevent 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) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers some prevention tips and treatment relief ideas just for our La Grande headache and migraine sufferers.


A healthy diet feeds the body and the mind. Researchers have described that migraine triggers come in a variety of forms - environmental, hormonal, and dietary. A high-quality diet successfully helps manage migraine. Further, and more specifically, women with chronic migraine ate a lower diet quality than that of women with episodic migraine. (2) A new study got even more specific with the kind of diet helpful to migraine patients, specifically those who are overweight. A very low-calorie ketogenic diet was revealed to be preventive of episodic migraines. Effectiveness was observed within one month of the diet modification. (3) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is not suggesting that any of our patients try a certain type of diet now! If a La Grande headache sufferer wishes to explore a new diet, Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC is here to discuss and determine which diet (if any special one) is appropriate.


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 including the routine drug therapy. More research needs to be done, but vitamin D supplementation seems promising. (1) Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC surveys the nutrition of each individual La Grande chiropractic patient and suggests supplementation when appropriate.


Headaches of all varieties – primary headaches like migraine and tension-type headache – are everyday complaints brought to the La Grande 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 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 Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC

Schedule a La Grande chiropractic appointment with Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC today. Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC welcomes headache and/or migraine sufferers for preventive and alleviating approaches like modifying your diet, supplementing with vitamin D, and treating with spinal manipulation.

Paulette Hugulet, DC, LLC offers relieving treatment and beneficial tips for prevention of headache and migraine.  
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