Lynchburg Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a draining condition for its sufferers. It’s costly in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use need. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often request choices from their migraine healthcare providers for non-drug alternatives. Lynchburg migraine sufferers want options! Palmer Chiropractic Center suggests that exercise may be one such useful option.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Lynchburg migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not typically a one and done condition. Chronic pain disrupts 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 a goal of changing the cycle of pain, sedentariness, and declining disability. These changes do not come overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Palmer Chiropractic Center reminds our Lynchburg 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 an easy, low-cost approach to migraine care. Case in point, a recent comparison project of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Lynchburg migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Lynchburg 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 positively influences the microvascular system that possibly affects a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Migraine specifically, 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 decrease in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s appreciated by Lynchburg migraine sufferers! Of course, higher intensity exercise seems to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were noted to be better than exercise, but adding exercise to its use was implied as being beneficial. Migraine sufferers who also have neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Palmer Chiropractic Center agrees 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 Lynchburg chiropractic appointment with Palmer Chiropractic Center to decrease the debilitation of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Palmer Chiropractic Center incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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