West Palm Beach 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 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.

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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 included Cox® Technic spinal manipulation as well as exercise for welcomed relief by his patient.

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