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Colorado Springs Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a debilitating condition for its sufferers. It is costly 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 alternatives. Colorado Springs migraine sufferers want choices! The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR puts forward that exercise may be one such useful option.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Colorado Springs migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one time condition. Chronic pain disrupts the nervous system as well as the specific pain-generator. 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, consistent, individualized exercise giving rise to improvement in pain and function. (1) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR reminds our Colorado Springs chiropractic patients with all types 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. For example, a new comparison study of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A recent meta-analysis in Headache explained that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Colorado Springs migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Colorado Springs 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 suppresses inflammation via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones (growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise positively 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” resulted in statistically significant decrease in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s appreciated by Colorado Springs migraine sufferers! Of course, higher intensity exercise seems to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be superior to exercise, but adding exercise to its use was implied as being beneficial. Migraine sufferers who also experience neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR agrees with the researchers’ bottom-line: 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 incorporated Cox® Technic spinal manipulation as well as exercise for welcomed relief by his patient.

 
The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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