Are there any forms of treatment besides medication that can be helpful in treating chronic migraine?
Simple physical activity, such as walking, can often be instrumental in treating chronic migraine. As little as 30 minutes a day has been found to be helpful for many patients.
“Recently I've become more and more convinced that movement is key, and that patients whose migraines are so severe it hurts to move and then they stop, they have got to do something. They should walk a half an hour a day. If they can't, they should walk 10 minutes three times a day. If they can't do that, they should walk three minutes 10 times a day. I think that that's, in my mind, becoming an important element.”
William B. Young, MD
Neurologist and Headache Specialist
Jefferson Headache Center
Dr. William Young is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of migraine. He serves as the director of the Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia. He instructs neurologists on headache medicine and regularly publishes research on the topic. He is board-certified in neurology, psychiatry, and headache medicine. Dr. Young is a passionate advocate on eradicating the stigma of migraine. He fights on Capitol Hill for greater funding and research on migraine. In addition to his roles at the American Headache Society and the American Academy of Neurology, he is also president of the Alliance for Headache Disorders.