Fort Wayne Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a frustrating condition for its sufferers. It is expensive 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. Fort Wayne migraine sufferers want options! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic suggests that exercise may be one such useful choice.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Fort Wayne migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not usually a one time condition. Chronic pain disturbs 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 bringing about improvement in pain and function. (1) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic reminds our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with all types of conditions that it is slow and steady commitment that results in desired outcomes.

EXERCISE FOR MIGRAINE BEING STUDIED

Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for an easy, inexpensive approach to migraine care. For example, a new comparison study of neck-specific exercise versus 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 Fort Wayne migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Fort Wayne chiropractic patients are often encouraged 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 stifles inflammation via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones (growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise constructively influences the microvascular system that possibly affects a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Specific to migraine, exercise helped 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 drop in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is appreciated by Fort Wayne migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise appears to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be superior to 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 valuable if high impact exercise is not possible. (4) Aaron Chiropractic Clinic concurs 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 included Cox® Technic spinal manipulation as well as exercise for appreciated relief by his patient.

Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Aaron Chiropractic Clinic to reduce the frustration of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Aaron Chiropractic Clinic incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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