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Exercise Instead of Drugs for Migraines

October 23, 2012
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Patients have treatment options for almost all ailments. Some options rely on drugs to address the ailment. Others take a more natural or holistic approach.

Migraine headaches also have a variety of treatment options. Exercise has been shown to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. A recent study showed that those migraine sufferers who exercised for 40 minutes three times a week saw a reduction in the number of migraine attacks. Researchers concluded that “exercise may be an option for the prophylactic treatment of migraine in patients who do not benefit from or do not want to take daily medication.”

All drugs have side effects. The first choice for migraine sufferers should be chiropractic care, nutrition and regular exercise.

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5 Responses to “ Exercise Instead of Drugs for Migraines ”

  1. Carole on October 25, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Just like Sue; Nearly 30 years, medication has lessened the frequency but exercising can be a very fine line to walk. Can make it worse. I am trying a gluten free approach. Am getting excited that I may be on to something with it.

  2. Sue on October 24, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve suffered with migraine for nearly 19 yrs, and I am on daily medication and find exercising does not help my migraines at all, in fact I have to keep my exercise to a minmum otherwise I end up with a migraine after exercise.

  3. GRF on October 24, 2012 at 6:35 am

    It is not always that easy. Exercise may help for some people and in certain cases but, in mine, not that much. I have been running and working out regularly my whole life and still have cronic migraine. When the migrain is mild, execise may hep, but when it is already set, exercise can make the pain worse.

  4. A.H. James on October 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I suffered from migraines a few years back, but since I’ve exercised more frequently for the past six months, the migraine attacks became less. Now say goodbye to migraines. :)

  5. era on October 23, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I am suffer migrain for almous 2 year but for copple month ago it relaps…i took same madicine is turn out nothing..so i go swiming..and wo..la..the migrain is gone…

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