Minster Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a frustrating condition for its sufferers. It is expensive in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use necessity. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological options. Minster migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! Minster Chiropractic Center proposes that exercise may be one such useful alternative.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Minster migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not typically a one and done situation. Chronic pain affects 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 an aim to change the cycle of pain, sedentariness, and worsening disability. These changes do not emerge overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Minster Chiropractic Center tells our Minster chiropractic patients with all types of conditions that it’s 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, low-cost approach to migraine care. Case in point, a recent comparison project of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache explained that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Minster migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Minster chiropractic patients are manytimes urged to exercise. Exercise seems like a endorsed 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 constructively influences the microvascular system that possibly influences a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Specific to migraine, exercise benefited migraine self-efficacy by allowing the migraine sufferer to have a sense of control which lessened migraine burden. How much exercise produces this type of effect? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” resulted in statistically significant decrease in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is appreciated by Minster migraine sufferers! Of course, higher intensity exercise appears to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be superior to exercise, but including exercise into its use was implied as being beneficial. Migraine sufferers who also have neck pain or tension headache are reported to benefit from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile if high impact exercise is not possible. (4) Minster Chiropractic Center concurs with the researchers’ outcome: 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 appreciated relief by his patient.

 
Minster Chiropractic Center incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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