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Montreal 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-drug alternatives. Montreal migraine sufferers want options! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic puts forward that exercise may be one such useful option.

EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC PAIN

Migraine is, for most Montreal migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not typically a one time condition. Chronic pain disturbs 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 worsening disability. These changes do not emerge overnight. They come with long-term, consistent, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic tells our Montreal 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, low-cost approach to migraine care. For example, a recent comparison project of neck-specific exercise set against 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 decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial outcomes for Montreal migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Montreal chiropractic patients are often 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 influences the microvascular system that possibly influences a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Specific to migraine, exercise benefited migraine self-efficacy by permitting 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 is appreciated by Montreal migraine sufferers! Of course, higher intensity exercise appears 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 have neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is valuable if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic concurs with the researchers’ bottom-line: 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 appreciated relief by his patient.

Schedule your next Montreal chiropractic appointment with Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic to decrease the debilitation of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
 
Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic includes exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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