Migraine is a frustrating
condition for its sufferers. It is 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-pharamacological alternatives.
Pensacola migraine sufferers want alternative ideas!
Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center suggests that exercise may be one
such useful alternative.
EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN
Migraine is, for most Pensacola migraine sufferers,
a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one
time 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 degenerating disability. These
changes don’t come overnight. They come with
long-term, regular, individualized exercise giving rise to improvement in pain and function. (1) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center reminds
our Pensacola chiropractic patients with all sorts of
conditions that it’s slow and steady commitment that results in desired
EXERCISE FOR MIGRAINE BEING STUDIED
Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for an easy, low-cost approach to migraine care. For
example, a recent comparison study of
neck-specific exercise set against 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
decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial
outcomes for Pensacola migraine treatment.
EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific
Pensacola chiropractic patients are manytimes
urged to exercise. Exercise appears to be 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 impacts
the microvascular system that certainly 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 reduced
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 is appreciated by Pensacola
migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise seems
to allow 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 experience neck pain or tension headache are reported as
benefiting from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile
if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center agrees
with the researchers’ bottom-line: exercise is a reasonable
evidence-based recommendation for migraine prevention.
CONTACT Pensacola Spinal Rehab Center
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 incorporated Cox® Technic spinal manipulation
as well as exercise for appreciated relief by his patient.