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Seeking Migraine Surgery: A Reading List Before You Take the Next Step

By Migraine Relief Center on March 21, 2018

For centuries reading has been both an escape and an education. Just because some of it takes place electronically now doesn’t change that, and if you’re considering migraine surgery it’s important to gather as much information as possible before you take the next step. We’ve put together a list of great resources and summaries for you to digest as you plan the future of your treatment.

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How to Pay for Migraine Treatments

By Migraine Relief Center on March 14, 2018

Nobody wants their health to be held hostage to finances, but the fact is migraine treatments can be costly. Millions of Americans currently don’t have health insurance, while millions of others have inadequate insurance or exclusions based on pre-existing conditions. Often, it’s worth it to find a way to pay for treatments, because reducing the frequency and intensity of migraine attacks can enable a patient to return to the workforce and make a significant difference in their family’s...

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What Questions Should You Ask During your First Migraine Surgery Consult?

By Migraine Relief Center on March 7, 2018

So you’ve tried everything without success, and your migraine attacks have reached the point you simply can’t handle them any longer. Your physician has suggested you consider migraine surgery, but it’s a big step and you aren’t sure it carries enough benefit to make it worth the risk. Scheduling a surgery consult is your first step towards a new reality, but it’s essential you get answers to all your concerns during the appointment, so you can decide whether to proceed or not.

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Can Your Migraines Get Better?

By Migraine Relief Center on February 28, 2018

Finding a cure for migraines is the dream of 37 million Americans who suffer regularly from these painful headaches. As one of humankind’s oldest afflictions, it dates back to the ancient Egyptians and 1200 BC. In 400 BC Hippocrates described migraine with aura and first recorded the relief sufferers could feel after vomiting. It took another 600 years, however, before Aretaeus of Cappadocia described the typical one-sided headache pain of a migraine, in tandem with vomiting and blocks of...

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Handling Migraine Induced Nausea

By Migraine Relief Center on February 21, 2018

Nausea and vomiting are very common during a migraine attack, with studies showing close to three-quarters of patients experience vomiting and almost 95% feel nauseous. One reason for this is that while a migraine attack begins in the brain, it causes changes in the brain stem and affects the central nervous system, too. Neurologists believe this could be the source of the headache pain, as well as the sensitivity to light and sound often experienced during an attack. Nausea is also a side...

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Helping Your Parents Understand Your Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on February 14, 2018

Living with chronic migraine is difficult enough for adults, but it’s even harder for young people. Teens whose parents don’t know what it’s like to experience the blinding headaches and other symptoms often have a tough time getting them to understand why you don’t want to do all the typical teenage activities. Interestingly, there are whole threads on Reddit devoted to helping teens explain to their parents what migraines are about, so it’s not an unusual problem.

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The Connection Between Migraines and Tooth Pain

By Migraine Relief Center on February 7, 2018

Headaches of any sort are often related to jaw and tooth issues, and we all know how a bad toothache can feel as if it’s reverberating right through your head. Migraine sufferers often experience a stronger relationship between the two, with oral health issues contributing significantly to migraine attacks.

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Is Your Phone Causing Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on January 31, 2018

Most of us can’t imagine our life without a smart phone. It’s now become such an integral part of our daily routines that trying to do without one would be like losing an arm or a leg. We socialize, manage our money, grocery shop and arrange professional calendars all via apps on the phone. And that’s before we even start filling in those boredom moments with amusing videos and games.

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Will Insurance Cover Migraine Surgery?

By Migraine Relief Center on January 24, 2018

When you have to deal with a long-term medical condition such as recurring migraine pain, you might find yourself in a dilemma regarding paying for treatments. On one hand, you have the ongoing expense of costs for migraine medication, and on the other the potentially big, upfront cost of surgery. Surgery may or may not reduce your monthly bills for pain meds, but finding a solution to the dilemma through affordable treatment plans can be a struggle.

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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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