Baton Rouge 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 necessity. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological alternatives. Baton Rouge migraine sufferers want options! Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation proposes that exercise may be one such beneficial option.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Baton Rouge migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not typically a one time situation. Chronic pain disturbs the nervous system and 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 declining disability. These changes don’t emerge overnight. They come with long-term, regular, individualized exercise bringing about improvement in pain and function. (1) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation reminds our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients with all sorts 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 project of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Baton Rouge migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Baton Rouge 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 influences a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Migraine specifically, exercise helped migraine self-efficacy by permitting 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 reduction in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s welcomed by Baton Rouge migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise seems to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were noted to be superior to exercise, but adding exercise to its use was implied as being beneficial. Migraine sufferers who also have neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is valuable if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation 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 describes 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.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation to reduce the debilitation of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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