Buffalo, NY Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a draining condition for its sufferers. It’s costly in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use need. Drugs are still the “gold standard” of care. Patients often ask their migraine healthcare providers for non-pharamacological options. Buffalo, NY migraine sufferers want choices! The Novelli Wellness Center puts forward that exercise may be one such useful choice.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Buffalo, NY migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not usually a one and done condition. Chronic pain affects the nervous system and 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 declining disability. These changes don’t emerge overnight. They come with long-term, regular, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) The Novelli Wellness Center tells our Buffalo, NY chiropractic patients with all types 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. Case in point, a recent comparison study of neck-specific exercise set against sham ultrasound to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks. (2) A new meta-analysis in Headache stated that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial outcomes for Buffalo, NY migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Buffalo, NY 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. Specific to migraine, exercise helped migraine self-efficacy by permitting the migraine sufferer to have a sense of control which reduced migraine burden. How much exercise does this? “Sufficiently rigorous aerobic exercise” resulted in statistically significant decrease in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is appreciated by Buffalo, NY migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise seems to bring about more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be better than exercise, but adding exercise to 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) The Novelli Wellness 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 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 appreciated relief by his patient.

Schedule your next Buffalo, NY chiropractic appointment with The Novelli Wellness Center to decrease the debilitation of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
The Novelli Wellness Center includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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