Plainville Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a debilitating condition for its sufferers. It’s costly in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use necessity. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological options. Plainville migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! Layden Chiropractic suggests that exercise may be one such positive option.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Plainville migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not typically a one time condition. 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 an aim to change the cycle of pain, sedentariness, and declining disability. These changes don’t come overnight. They come with long-term, regular, individualized exercise giving rise to improvement in pain and function. (1) Layden Chiropractic tells our Plainville 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, inexpensive approach to migraine care. For example, a recent comparison project of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A new meta-analysis in Headache stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial outcomes for Plainville migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Plainville chiropractic patients are often encouraged 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 influences the microvascular system that possibly influences a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Migraine specifically, exercise benefited migraine self-efficacy by permitting 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’s welcomed by Plainville migraine sufferers! Of course, higher intensity exercise appears to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were noted to be superior to exercise, but including exercise into its use was suggested to be beneficial. Migraine sufferers who also experience neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is valuable if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Layden Chiropractic concurs with the researchers’ outcome: 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 presents 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.

Schedule your next Plainville chiropractic appointment with Layden Chiropractic to reduce the frustration of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Layden Chiropractic includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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