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St. Francisville Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a debilitating condition for its sufferers. It is expensive in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use need. Drugs are still the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological options. St. Francisville migraine sufferers want choices! Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville puts forward that exercise may be one such useful choice.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most St. Francisville migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one and done condition. Chronic pain affects the nervous system and the specific pain-generator. Researchers described 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 degenerating disability. These changes don’t emerge overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise bringing about improvement in pain and function. (1) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville tells our St. Francisville 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 an easy, low-cost approach to migraine care. Case in point, a new comparison project of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A new meta-analysis in Headache explained that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial outcomes for St. Francisville migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

St. Francisville chiropractic patients are manytimes encouraged to exercise. Exercise seems like 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 constructively influences the microvascular system that certainly affects a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Migraine specifically, exercise helped 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” brought about statistically significant drop in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is appreciated by St. Francisville migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise seems to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be better than exercise, but including exercise into its use was suggested to be beneficial. 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) Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville concurs 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 appreciated relief by his patient.

 
Family & Sports Chiropractic of St. Francisville includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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