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.
CONTACT Layden Chiropractic
Listen to this PODCAST
with Dr. David Kulla on The
Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he presents
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.