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Auburn 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 need. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological alternatives. Auburn migraine sufferers want options! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. suggests that exercise may be one such beneficial alternative.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Auburn migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one and done condition. Chronic pain disrupts the nervous system and the specific pain-generating issue. 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 worsening disability. These changes don’t emerge overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise bringing about improvement in pain and function. (1) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. tells our Auburn 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 an easy, inexpensive approach to migraine care. For example, a recent comparison project of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A new meta-analysis in Headache reported that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Auburn migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Auburn chiropractic patients are often urged to exercise. Exercise seems like 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 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 produces this type of effect? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” brought about statistically significant reduction in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s appreciated by Auburn migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise seems to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be superior to 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 valuable if high impact exercise is not possible. (4) Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. 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 describes 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 welcomed relief by his patient.

 
Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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