Preventing Migraine with Exercise & Chiropractic
Have you ever suffered from a debilitating migraine or headache?
You're not alone! In 2008, more than 3 million Americans went to the emergency room for the same reason: headaches. A third of those people had migraines and two thirds ended up staying in the hospital over night because of their head pain.
If you or a loved one suffers from migraines, you don't have to resort to emergency room visits. Natural and effective treatments exist that can help you prevent and address migraines.
New research has shown that exercise can treat migraine just as effectively as the drug topiramate. In a recent study, women were divided into three groups: one group took the topiramate drug, another received relaxation therapy, and the other exercised for 40 minutes 3 times a week.
Researchers discovered that women who exercised were just as likely to have fewer migraines. Plus, the women who exercised, along with the women in relaxation therapy, had the added benefit of not suffering from the side effects of the topiramate drug.
Chiropractic is another natural, proven treatment for migraine headaches. Many prominent scientific studies have demonstrated that chiropractic adjustments can reduce the frequency, duration, and intensity of migraines. Chiropractic can also lower the amount of medication patients take.
Take steps to address your migraines before they become a trip to the emergency room. Consult with a chiropractor about ways to prevent and treat migraine headaches.
You deserve a healthy, pain-free life.
Varkey E, Cider A, Carlsson J, Linde M. Exercise as migraine prophylaxis: A randomized study using relaxation and topiramate as controls. Cephalgia 2011;31(14)