Fernandina Beach Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a frustrating condition for its sufferers. It’s costly in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use need. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological alternatives. Fernandina Beach migraine sufferers want choices! Amelia Chiropractic Clinic puts forward that exercise may be one such beneficial alternative.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Fernandina Beach migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not typically a one time situation. Chronic pain affects the nervous system and the specific pain-generator. 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 degenerating disability. These changes don’t emerge overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise bringing about improvement in pain and function. (1) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic reminds our Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients with all types of conditions that it’s slow and steady commitment that gets the result.

EXERCISE FOR MIGRAINE BEING STUDIED

Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for a simple, low-cost approach to migraine care. For example, a recent comparison study of neck-specific exercise set against sham ultrasound to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Fernandina Beach migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Fernandina Beach chiropractic patients are often 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 suppresses inflammation via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones (growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise positively impacts the microvascular system that possibly affects a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Specific to migraine, exercise benefited migraine self-efficacy by permitting 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 Fernandina Beach migraine sufferers! Of course, 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 to benefit from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile if high impact exercise is not possible. (4) Amelia Chiropractic Clinic 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 shares how he followed The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with migraine which included Cox® Technic spinal manipulation as well as exercise for appreciated relief by his patient.

 
Amelia Chiropractic Clinic includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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