Williamson Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a frustrating condition for its sufferers. It’s expensive in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use need. Drugs are still the “gold standard” of care. Patients often request choices from their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological options. Williamson migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! Apple Country Chiropractic puts forward that exercise may be one such positive alternative.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Williamson migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one and done condition. Chronic pain affects the nervous system as well as the specific pain-generating issue. 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 don’t come overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise giving rise to improvement in pain and function. (1) Apple Country Chiropractic tells our Williamson chiropractic patients with all sorts 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 recent comparison study of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache explained that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Williamson migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Williamson chiropractic patients are often urged to exercise. Exercise appears to be a recommended 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 certainly influences a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Specific to migraine, exercise benefited migraine self-efficacy by permitting the migraine sufferer to have a sense of control which lessened migraine burden. How much exercise does this? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” brought about statistically significant drop in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s appreciated by Williamson 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 including exercise into its use was suggested to provide benefit. Migraine sufferers who also experience neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Apple Country Chiropractic agrees 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 incorporated Cox® Technic spinal manipulation as well as exercise for welcomed relief by his patient.

Schedule your next Williamson chiropractic appointment with Apple Country Chiropractic to reduce the debilitation of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Apple Country Chiropractic incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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