Severna Park Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a debilitating condition for its sufferers. It’s expensive 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 options. Severna Park migraine sufferers want alternative ideas! Back And Neck Care Center suggests that exercise may be one such useful choice.


Migraine is, for most Severna Park migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It is not typically a one and done situation. Chronic pain disrupts the nervous system as well as the specific pain-generating issue. Researchers described 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 emerge overnight. They come with long-term, regular, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Back And Neck Care Center reminds our Severna Park chiropractic patients with all types of conditions that it is slow and steady commitment that results in desired outcomes.


Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for an easy, inexpensive 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 reported that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial outcomes for Severna Park migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Severna Park chiropractic patients are manytimes 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 stifles inflammation via reduction of inflammatory modulators (many cytokines) and stress hormones (growth hormone and cortisol). Exercise positively influences the microvascular system that certainly 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” brought about statistically significant decrease in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That’s welcomed by Severna Park migraine sufferers! Of course, higher intensity exercise appears to allow more benefit. Pharmacological drugs like topiramate were reported to be better than exercise, but adding exercise to its use was suggested to be beneficial. Migraine sufferers who also experience neck pain or tension headache are reported as benefiting from exercise. Low impact is valuable if high impact exercise is not doable. (4) Back And Neck Care Center agrees 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 presents 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 welcomed relief by his patient.

Schedule your next Severna Park chiropractic appointment with Back And Neck Care Center to decrease the debilitation of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
Back And Neck Care Center incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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