Paramus Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a draining condition for its sufferers. It’s expensive in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use need. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological options. Paramus migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center suggests that exercise may be one such useful alternative.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Paramus migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one time condition. Chronic pain disturbs the nervous system and 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 come overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise bringing about improvement in pain and function. (1) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center tells our Paramus 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 a simple, inexpensive approach to migraine care. For example, a new comparison project of neck-specific exercise versus sham ultrasound to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A new meta-analysis in Headache stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for Paramus migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Paramus chiropractic patients are often urged to exercise. Exercise appears to be 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 constructively 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 reduced migraine burden. How much exercise produces this type of effect? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” resulted in statistically significant decrease in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is welcomed by Paramus 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 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) Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center 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 welcomed relief by his patient.

 
Paramus Medical & Sports Rehabilitation Center includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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