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Malverne 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 necessity. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often request choices from their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological alternatives. Malverne migraine sufferers want choices! Malverne Health & Wellness proposes that exercise may be one such useful choice.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Malverne migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one and done situation. Chronic pain disturbs 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 declining disability. These changes don’t come overnight. They come with long-term, regular, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Malverne Health & Wellness reminds our Malverne chiropractic patients with all types of conditions that it’s slow and steady commitment that results in desired outcomes.

EXERCISE FOR MIGRAINE BEING STUDIED

Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for a simple, low-cost approach to migraine care. Case in point, a new 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 Malverne migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Malverne chiropractic patients are manytimes 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 stifles 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 helped migraine self-efficacy by allowing the migraine sufferer to have a sense of control which reduced migraine burden. How much exercise does this? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” resulted in statistically significant reduction in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is welcomed by Malverne migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise appears to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be superior to exercise, but including exercise into its use was suggested to provide benefit. Migraine sufferers who also experience neck pain or tension headache are reported to benefit from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile if high impact exercise is not possible. (4) Malverne Health & Wellness agrees with the researchers’ outcome: 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.

 
Malverne Health & Wellness incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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