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Will Insurance Cover my Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 10, 2017

Although in an ideal world medical insurance companies would exist purely to make sure you can get all the meds you need at a price you can afford, it doesn’t always work that way. Most insurance companies are businesses. They flourish because they’re able to make a profit. Even the ones that run on a no-profit basis have to control expenses. This sometimes means certain drugs are not covered, or that cheaper alternatives are covered instead of the more expensive options.

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Does BOTOX for Migraines Hurt?

By Migraine Relief Center on April 26, 2017

Treating migraine with BOTOX® is different from treating wrinkles or having Botox for pain relieving purposes. The best person to administer Botox specifically for treating migraine is either a headache specialist or a neurologist who understands which muscle groups to target for migraine. The first person to speak to about this treatment is your doctor, as he or she will refer you to a qualified specialist.

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Everything You Need to Know About BOTOX for Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on April 19, 2017

Botox is commonly associated with cosmetic beauty treatments. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and gives a more youthful appearance to the skin. It is also an often recommended and successful medical treatment for some conditions, however, including chronic migraine. As far back as 2010, the FDA approved Botox injections as a preventive treatment for migraine.

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The Guide to Treating Your Migraines Over the Counter

By Migraine Relief Center on April 5, 2017

Many patients suffering from migraines are eager to find relief, whether their headaches occur once a year or every day. Often, first level treatment takes the form of over the counter (OTC) pain relievers, either because the patient doesn’t get migraines frequently, or the condition is new for the patient. In some instances, sufferers might be caught without their medication or taken unawares by the migraine, and using non-prescription methods are the only resort. If you’re wondering whether...

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Exploring Magnetic Therapy for Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on March 15, 2017

Magnetic therapy for migraines, which is clinically called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), is a non-invasive treatment method for patients who suffer from chronic and regular migraines. By holding a portable device to the scalp of patients, the migraine doctor transmits brief magnetic impulses through the skin to the brain. Whether the physician chooses to give single or repeated pulses, he (or she) can adjust the power, frequency and duration of the pulses, and the device records the...

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The Botox® for Migraine Process

By Migraine Relief Center on February 15, 2017

BOTOX® has been used since the 1970s for various medical conditions, but it was only approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of migraine headaches in 2010. Since then it has become an accepted method of providing relief for sufferers. Here’s what you can expect when you choose BOTOX as a migraine treatment option.

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What Does the Latest Research About Migraines Say?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 3, 2016

Despite countless studies and years of meticulous research by leading experts around the world, migraine has so far defied conclusive explanation or understanding. It’s a common and widely suffered illness, affecting around one in seven people. Symptoms range from those that are relatively mild and which can be easily treated with the correct medication for the individual, to those that are totally debilitating, sometimes for days at a time.

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Essentials Oils that Might Help Your Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on June 22, 2016

Scientific progress in the formulation of medication has brought us immense benefits in pain management, control and prevention. New treatments emerge all the time, as migraine and its causes are more thoroughly understood.

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Ketogenic Diets and Migraines: What You Need to Know

By Migraine Relief Center on May 25, 2016

The links between diet and migraine are well established. Most migraineurs recognize certain foods that either trigger an attack or make an episode worse. Avoiding personal food triggers soon becomes a lifestyle choice that’s vital in managing the condition.

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The Guide to Topical Migriane Medications

By Migraine Relief Center on May 18, 2016

When debilitating pain strikes frequently, safe effective medication becomes a vital part of daily life. Most migraine medication is taken orally, and whilst effective in many cases it can lead to problems for others. Topical medications can provide an additional or alternative treatment, with recent research indicating these may become more widely used in the future.

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