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Is Migraine Surgery Right for Me?

By Migraine Relief Center on January 17, 2018

When you’re suffering from regular and repeated migraine attacks that seriously affect your quality of life, the chance that migraine surgery may reduce these is an attractive option.

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How Long Does it Take to Recover from Migraine Surgery?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on January 11, 2018

Most patients recover quickly from migraine surgery. As you consider whether you should undergo surgery for your migraine attacks, it's natural to have questions. Here are some of the most common concerns.

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What is the Most Common Type of Migraine Surgery?

By Migraine Relief Center on January 3, 2018

For the millions of people who suffer from chronic daily migraine, finding relief is a priority. Often, the search for a solution leads them to choose migraine surgery. While several different types of migraine surgery are available, the option chosen most often is surgical nerve decompression, which releases the specific nerve that is trapped and gives the patient much-needed relief from the attacks. This procedure was developed after doctors discovered that patients who had undergone plastic...

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Fireworks - Can They Cause Migraines, and How to Protect Yourself

By Migraine Relief Center on December 27, 2017

Fireworks are beautiful and a pleasure to watch for most people, but the enjoyment can come at a price for migraineurs. With New Year almost upon us it’s possible you could forget the risks posed by an NYE celebration complete with a glorious light show, and end up suffering as a result.

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Christmas Migraines: What You Should Know

By Migraine Relief Center on December 20, 2017

With preparations for Christmas now in full swing, don’t let shopping for gifts and putting up decorations keep you so busy you don’t have time to take care of yourself. For migraine sufferers, the holidays can be a particularly challenging time, with so many triggers present it’s hard to avoid them all. With some advance planning, however, you may be able to enjoy your family time and prevent the dreaded headache from taking over.

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Can Tap Water Cause Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on December 13, 2017

Few Americans are unaware of the Flint, MI water challenges, and most people know tap water has a less-than-perfect rap at the best of times. And who can possibly forget Julia Roberts in the film Erin Brockovich, fighting for the rights of her community?

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Can Migraines Cause Blurred Vision?

By Migraine Relief Center on December 6, 2017

"I can see clearly now the (mig)rain(e) is gone," sang Johnny Nash back in the day, and many migraine patients will no doubt agree with him. That's especially true for sufferers who experience visual disturbances during an attack. While a classic migraine accompanied by lights and patterns is usually a regular migraine with aura, many patients also develop other visual symptoms before, during or after an attack. These headaches are known as retinal, ophthalmic or ocular migraines, depending on...

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Migraine Medication Detox: What You Need to Know

By Migraine Relief Center on November 29, 2017

Finding an effective medical treatment for your migraine attacks is a blessing, but if it’s medication-based it could be a two-edged sword. Many migraineurs get temporary relief from headaches through a variety of therapies, including preventive medications such as triptans, ergotamine and caffeine combination drugs, opioids, glucocorticoids and over-the-counter painkillers. Many of these medications become less effective over time, or cause unpleasant side effects after long-term use. ...

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What is CBD and Can it Help Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on November 22, 2017

Over the past few years, medical marijuana has been touted as a miracle cure for any number of healthcare conditions, sparking the interest of the migraine community in using it for relief. While it’s not considered a miracle cure exactly, a new category of products based on cannabidoil have been shown to have benefits for a wide range of medical conditions.

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Understanding Chronic Silent Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on November 15, 2017

Silent migraines may sound like a paradox, but they can be just as debilitating as regular migraines. For patients suffering from chronic silent migraines, the impact on their quality of life is equal to those who experience chronic migraines with headache pain. Some migraineurs have been known to experience a constant silent migraine for indefinite periods of time. In some instances, these attacks can last for years.

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