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Vancouver Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a draining condition for its sufferers. It is expensive in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use need. Drugs are still the “gold standard” of care. Patients often request choices from their migraine healthcare providers for non-drug options. Vancouver migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! Vancouver Disc Centers suggests that exercise may be one such useful choice.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Vancouver migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not usually a one time situation. Chronic pain disturbs the nervous system as well as the specific pain-generating issue. 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 worsening disability. These changes do not come overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Vancouver Disc Centers tells our Vancouver 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, low-cost approach to migraine care. For example, a recent 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 explained that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased 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 encouraged 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 stifles inflammation via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones (growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise constructively impacts 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 lessened migraine burden. How much exercise does this? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” brought about statistically significant drop in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is appreciated by Vancouver migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise appears to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be better than 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 valuable if high impact exercise is not possible. (4) Vancouver Disc Centers 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 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 Disc Centers to decrease the frustration of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Vancouver Disc Centers incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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