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Largo 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 necessity. Drugs are still the “gold standard” of care. Patients often request choices from their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological alternatives. Largo migraine sufferers want options! Hollstrom & Associates Inc proposes that exercise may be one such positive alternative.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Largo migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not typically a one time condition. 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 a goal of changing the cycle of pain, sedentariness, and worsening disability. These changes do not come overnight. They come with long-term, regular, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Hollstrom & Associates Inc reminds our Largo chiropractic patients with all sorts of conditions that it’s slow and steady commitment that gets the result.

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 new comparison study of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache reported that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Largo migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Largo 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 constructively impacts the microvascular system that possibly influences a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Specific to migraine, exercise benefited migraine self-efficacy by permitting the migraine sufferer to have a sense of control which lessened migraine burden. How much exercise produces this type of effect? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” brought about statistically significant drop in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is appreciated by Largo migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise seems to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were noted to be better than 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) Hollstrom & Associates Inc 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 included Cox® Technic spinal manipulation as well as exercise for appreciated relief by his patient.

Schedule your next Largo chiropractic appointment with Hollstrom & Associates Inc to reduce the frustration of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Hollstrom & Associates Inc includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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