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San Jose Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a frustrating condition for its sufferers. It is 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-drug alternatives. San Jose migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! Chiropractic Solutions puts forward that exercise may be one such useful alternative.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most San Jose migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not typically a one and done condition. Chronic pain affects 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 come overnight. They come with long-term, regular, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Chiropractic Solutions reminds our San Jose chiropractic patients with all types of conditions that it is slow and steady commitment that gets the result.

EXERCISE FOR MIGRAINE BEING STUDIED

Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for a simple, inexpensive approach to migraine care. Case in point, 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 explained that aerobic exercise for migraine patients dropped the number of migraine days. (3) These are valuable outcomes for San Jose migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

San Jose chiropractic patients are manytimes 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 suppresses inflammation via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones (growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise positively impacts the microvascular system that certainly 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 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 San Jose migraine sufferers! Of course, higher intensity exercise seems to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be better than exercise, but including exercise into its use was suggested to provide benefit. 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) Chiropractic Solutions 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 presents 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 San Jose chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Solutions to reduce the drain of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Chiropractic Solutions includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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