Migraine is a frustrating
condition for its sufferers. It is costly 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-drug alternatives.
Murfreesboro migraine sufferers want choices!
Most Chiropractic Clinic puts forward that exercise may be one
such beneficial option.
EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Migraine is, for most Murfreesboro migraine sufferers,
a chronic pain condition. It’s not typically a one
time condition. Chronic pain disrupts
the nervous system as well as the specific pain-generator. 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 don’t come overnight. They come with
long-term, consistent, individualized exercise resulting
in improvement in pain and function. (1) Most Chiropractic Clinic reminds
our Murfreesboro chiropractic patients with all sorts 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 an easy, low-cost approach to migraine care. For
example, a new 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 stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients
dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable
outcomes for Murfreesboro migraine treatment.
EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific
Murfreesboro chiropractic patients are often
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 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 Murfreesboro
migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise seems
to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were
noted to be better than exercise, but adding exercise to its use was suggested to be beneficial. Migraine sufferers
who also experience neck pain or tension headache are reported to benefit from exercise. Low impact is valuable
if high impact exercise is not possible. (4) Most Chiropractic Clinic concurs
with the researchers’ outcome: exercise is a practical
evidence-based recommendation for migraine prevention.
CONTACT Most Chiropractic Clinic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes
how he followed The
Technic System of Spinal Pain Management for his patient with
migraine which included Cox® Technic spinal manipulation
as well as exercise for welcomed relief by his patient.