Fort Wayne Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help08/11/2020Migraine is a frustrating 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-pharamacological options. Fort Wayne migraine sufferers want choices! Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc proposes that exercise may be one such useful alternative. EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN Migraine is, for most Fort Wayne migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not typically a one and done situation. Chronic pain disrupts the nervous system as well as the specific pain-generating issue. 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 do not emerge overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc tells our Fort Wayne chiropractic patients with all sorts 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. For example, a recent comparison project of neck-specific exercise set against sham ultrasound to decrease 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 Fort Wayne migraine treatment. EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific Fort Wayne chiropractic patients are often 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 suppresses inflammation via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones (growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise positively impacts the microvascular system that certainly affects 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 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’s appreciated by Fort Wayne migraine sufferers! Naturally, higher intensity exercise appears 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 as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is worthwhile if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc concurs with the researchers’ outcome: exercise is a reasonable evidence-based recommendation for migraine prevention. CONTACT Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc 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 included Cox® Technic spinal manipulation as well as exercise for appreciated relief by his patient. Schedule your next Fort Wayne chiropractic appointment with Cox Chiropractic Medicine Inc to decrease the debilitation of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care. « View All Featured Exercises"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."