The Use of Exercise as a Method of Aborting Migraine

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Exercise, as a method of migraine management has been discussed theoretically and tested empirically.The consensus is that exercise can help to reduce the frequency, intensity and/or duration of migraineattacks. Conversely, there are case studies which, with few exceptions, suggest that periods of exercisecan precipitate a migraine headache. The literature concurs, however, that one should not attempt exercisewhen in the midst of an attack. The present article presents a case study of a woman who found promptrelief from her migraines with strenuous exercise.

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