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Migraines and Massage: What You Should Know

By Migraine Relief Center on March 16, 2016

Every migraine sufferer takes some form of medication to help them control pain. From preventive to abortive medications, over-the-counter and prescribed medicines, they’re all on the go-to list when pain strikes or threatens.

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Topomax: What You Should Know About This Common Migraine Medication

By Migraine Relief Center on February 3, 2016

Medication is typically the first-line of defense for teens and adults who suffer from migraines. Unfortunately, most medications are designed to provide migraine relief. The inherent problem with this being that the migraine has already started and, for many, it's too little, too late to benefit from more than a marginal decrease in pain or discomfort.

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What to Expect When Coming Off Migraine Medications

By Migraine Relief Center on December 16, 2015

For some migraine sufferers, the choice between pain or medication isn’t always straightforward. For those with occasional headaches, the answer is far simpler: you have a headache so you take a painkiller and the headache goes away. Problem solved.

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Do Daith Piercings Work for Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 20, 2015

Since time began, mankind has searched for answers to physical issues. Migraines are an inconvenient, painful reality for so many Americans that it’s little wonder we’re looking constantly for ways to find relief. One of the newer and more unusual methods is daith piercing, which has some reputation for effectiveness against chronic headaches.

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What is Occipital Nerve Stimulation?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 4, 2015

If anyone was ever in any doubt regarding the severity of migraine, they need only be pointed to a report produced by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report indicates that chronic daily headache (CDH), of which migraine is one type, is as disabling to sufferers as psychosis, quadriplegia, or dementia. Many sufferers find their migraines are controllable through conventional pain medications, but for a significant minority such treatments have little to no effect.

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Is Surgery Next When Abortive Medication Fails?

By Migraine Relief Center on September 30, 2015

 Notoriously tricky to treat, what works for one migraine patient will have no effect on another. Usually, various different types of migraine treatment or medication are tried before the option of surgery is considered.

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What Is a Migraine Alert Dog?

By Migraine Relief Center on September 9, 2015

For migraine sufferers, early warning signs are a godsend that often enable them to sidestep the pain through early medication. Everyone with migraine eventually learns their own patterns and triggers, how to adapt their behavior to avoid known triggers, and what to do when presented with recognizable warning signs.

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4 Online Tools to Banish Your Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on August 5, 2015

If there’s anything migraine sufferers can do to prevent a full on attack, chances are good they’ll do it. We’ve identified four useful websites that provide tools that, while not created specifically for addressing migraine, address some of the common triggers and issues that provoke headaches on a daily basis. 

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Botox Side Effects: What You Should Know

By Migraine Relief Center on July 15, 2015

OnabotulinumtoxinA, which is commonly referred to as Botox, is becoming more accepted as a treatment for migraine headaches. In many cases the success rate is impressive, with the majority of sufferers finding their headaches reduced in severity and/or frequency. In some cases, migraines have become a thing of the past.

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What is Supraorbital Nerve Decompression?

By Migraine Relief Center on July 8, 2015

Not many people relish the thought of having surgery. As a migraine sufferer, you’ve probably heard about supraorbital nerve decompression and wondered what’s it all about – how big an operation is it, and what are the side effects and the success rate?

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