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 request choices from their
migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological alternatives.
West Palm Beach migraine sufferers want choices!
Moses Chiropractic suggests that exercise may be one
such beneficial choice.
EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Migraine is, for most West Palm Beach migraine sufferers,
a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one and done situation. Chronic pain disturbs
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 a goal of changing the cycle of pain,
sedentariness, and degenerating disability. These
changes do not come overnight. They come with
long-term, regular, individualized exercise resulting
in improvement in pain and function. (1) Moses Chiropractic tells
our West Palm Beach chiropractic patients with all types of
conditions that it is 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 new comparison study of
neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to decrease
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 valuable
outcomes for West Palm Beach migraine treatment.
EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific
West Palm Beach 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 suppresses inflammation
via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones
(growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise constructively impacts
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 does this?
“Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” resulted in statistically
significant drop in migraine frequency, intensity and
duration. That’s welcomed by West Palm Beach
migraine sufferers! Of course, higher intensity exercise appears
to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were
noted to be superior to exercise, but adding exercise to 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) Moses Chiropractic concurs
with the researchers’ bottom-line: exercise is a practical
evidence-based recommendation for migraine prevention.
CONTACT Moses Chiropractic
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.