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West Palm Beach Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a draining condition for its sufferers. It is costly in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use necessity. Drugs are still the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-drug options. West Palm Beach migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! Chiropractic Care proposes that exercise may be one such beneficial alternative.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most West Palm Beach migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not usually a one and done condition. Chronic pain disturbs the nervous system as well as the specific pain-generating issue. Researchers explained evidence that exercise helps a variety of chronic pain conditions including migraine directly and indirectly with a goal of changing the cycle of pain, sedentariness, and worsening disability. These changes don’t come overnight. They come with long-term, regular, individualized exercise bringing about improvement in pain and function. (1) Chiropractic Care reminds our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with all sorts of conditions that it is slow and steady commitment that results in desired outcomes.

EXERCISE FOR MIGRAINE BEING STUDIED

Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for a simple, inexpensive approach to migraine care. For example, a new comparison project of neck-specific exercise set against sham ultrasound to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache reported that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial outcomes for West Palm Beach migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

West Palm Beach chiropractic patients are often urged to exercise. Exercise appears to be a recommended panacea for everything from back pain to migraine to depression to neck pain and so much more. Why? It works. Exercise stifles inflammation via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones (growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise positively impacts the microvascular system that possibly influences a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Migraine specifically, exercise benefited migraine self-efficacy by allowing the migraine sufferer to have a sense of control which reduced migraine burden. How much exercise produces this type of effect? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” brought about statistically significant reduction in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s appreciated by West Palm Beach migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise seems to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be better than exercise, but adding exercise to its use was suggested to provide benefit. Migraine sufferers who also have neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is valuable if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Chiropractic Care agrees with the researchers’ bottom-line: exercise is a reasonable evidence-based recommendation for migraine prevention.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. David Kulla on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes how he followed The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with migraine which incorporated Cox® Technic spinal manipulation as well as exercise for welcomed relief by his patient.

Schedule your next West Palm Beach chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Care to decrease the drain of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Chiropractic Care includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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