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Millville Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a draining condition for its sufferers. It’s 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. Millville migraine sufferers want options! Wilson Family Chiropractic proposes that exercise may be one such useful alternative.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Millville migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not typically a one and done situation. Chronic pain affects the nervous system and the specific pain-generator. Researchers described 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 do not come overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise giving rise to improvement in pain and function. (1) Wilson Family Chiropractic reminds our Millville chiropractic patients with all sorts of conditions that it’s slow and steady commitment that results in desired outcomes.

EXERCISE FOR MIGRAINE BEING STUDIED

Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for a simple, inexpensive approach to migraine care. Case in point, a new comparison study of neck-specific exercise set against sham ultrasound to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache reported that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial outcomes for Millville migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Millville chiropractic patients are manytimes 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 positively impacts the microvascular system that possibly affects 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” resulted in statistically significant reduction in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is welcomed by Millville migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise appears to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be better than exercise, but including exercise into 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 worthwhile if high impact exercise is not possible. (4) Wilson Family Chiropractic concurs with the researchers’ bottom-line: exercise is a reasonable 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 shares 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 appreciated relief by his patient.

Schedule your next Millville chiropractic appointment with Wilson Family Chiropractic to decrease the debilitation of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Wilson Family Chiropractic includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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