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New Roads Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a frustrating 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 request choices from their migraine healthcare providers for non-drug options. New Roads migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! New Roads Chiropractic Center puts forward that exercise may be one such positive option.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most New Roads migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not typically a one and done situation. Chronic pain disrupts 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 resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) New Roads Chiropractic Center tells our New Roads chiropractic patients with all types of conditions that it’s 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. For example, a new comparison study of neck-specific exercise set against sham ultrasound to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial outcomes for New Roads migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

New Roads chiropractic patients are manytimes encouraged 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 positively influences the microvascular system that possibly affects a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Specific to migraine, 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” brought about statistically significant reduction in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s welcomed by New Roads 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 implied as being beneficial. Migraine sufferers who also have neck pain or tension headache are reported to benefit from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile if high impact exercise is not possible. (4) New Roads 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 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 appreciated relief by his patient.

Schedule your next New Roads chiropractic appointment with New Roads Chiropractic Center to reduce the frustration of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
New Roads Chiropractic Center incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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