In this episode of The Functional Medicine Radio Show, Dr. Carri’s special guest Dr. Corey Schuler talks about help for headaches.
Dr. Schuler is the Director of Clinical Affairs for Integrative Therapeutics. He is a certified nutrition specialist, licensed nutritionist, and chiropractic physician board-certified in clinical nutrition. He has earned degrees in nursing and phytotherapeutics, and has a private integrative medicine practice in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Main Questions Asked:
- How often do you find that medication is a trigger for headaches?
- What are some common triggers for migraines?
- What does a family history of migraines mean?
- Is there anything else the listeners should know?
Key Points Made by Dr. Schuler:
- The first step is to analyze the root causes of headaches.
- Many different kinds of medication have headaches listed as a side effect.
- Low grade constant headaches are very common but are not a normal condition.
- Most headache medication available over the counter shouldn’t be used all the time.
- Dehydration is one of the most common causes of headaches.
- Headaches won’t necessarily present in a way that’s obvious to an outside observer, this can cause health care practitioners to not give you as much attention because you will appear to be generally healthy.
- Erratic blood sugar levels are also a common cause of headaches.
- For about 15% of cases, chiropractic efforts can relieve some symptoms of migraine headaches.
- Our modern lifestyle and the technology we use is giving people structural problems that result in pain.
- There’s a reason healthcare is called a practice, sometimes you have to keep trying until you find the right answer.
- Certain foods can trigger migraines, using an elimination diet you can figure out which specific foods are the main culprits.
- High histamine foods can trigger sinus related migraines.
- Genetic causes of headaches is a branch of science that is just beginning to be explored.
- Riboflavin and purple butterbur can be effective supplements you can use to combat headaches.
- Magnesium can also improve your health in regards to headaches, high doses can work rapidly.
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