Vancouver 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 are still the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-drug options. Vancouver migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! Vancouver Spine Care Centre puts forward that exercise may be one such beneficial choice.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Vancouver migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one time situation. Chronic pain affects 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 worsening disability. These changes do not come overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise giving rise to improvement in pain and function. (1) Vancouver Spine Care Centre reminds our Vancouver chiropractic patients with all sorts 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 an easy, 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 recent meta-analysis in Headache stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Vancouver migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Vancouver chiropractic patients are manytimes 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. Migraine specifically, 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” brought about statistically significant drop in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s welcomed by Vancouver migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise seems to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be better than exercise, but including exercise into its use was suggested to be beneficial. Migraine sufferers who also experience neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is valuable if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Vancouver Spine Care Centre concurs 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 presents 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.

Schedule your next Vancouver chiropractic appointment with Vancouver Spine Care Centre to decrease the frustration of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Vancouver Spine Care Centre includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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