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Sitka Migraine Sufferers May Find Exercise and Chiropractic Help

Migraine is a frustrating condition for its sufferers. It’s expensive in terms of pain, money, and pharmacological use necessity. Drugs remain the “gold standard” of care. Patients often request choices from their migraine healthcare providers for non-drug alternatives. Sitka migraine sufferers want choices! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka suggests that exercise may be one such beneficial alternative.


Migraine is, for most Sitka migraine sufferers, a chronic pain condition. It’s not usually a one and done condition. Chronic pain disturbs 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 don’t come overnight. They come with long-term, regular, individualized exercise resulting in improvement in pain and function. (1) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka reminds our Sitka chiropractic patients with all sorts of conditions that it’s slow and steady commitment that gets the result.


Researchers and migraine sufferers alike hold out hope for an easy, inexpensive approach to migraine care. For example, a new 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 explained that aerobic exercise for migraine patients decreased the number of migraine days. (3) These are beneficial outcomes for Sitka migraine treatment.

EXERCISE BENEFITS: Overall and Migraine Specific

Sitka 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 constructively influences the microvascular system that certainly affects a certain type of cortical spreading depression. Migraine specifically, exercise benefited migraine self-efficacy by permitting 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” brought about statistically significant reduction in migraine frequency, intensity and duration. That is welcomed by Sitka migraine sufferers! Naturally, 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 be beneficial. 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) Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka concurs 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 shares 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 Sitka chiropractic appointment with Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka to reduce the frustration of migraine in your life with exercise and chiropractic care.
Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka incorporates exercise into the chiropractic treatment plan for migraine relief.
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