The Migraine Relief Center Blog

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Mark Khorsandi, D.O.

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Is Hypoglycemia Causing Your Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on January 16, 2019

Your body runs on glucose. You break down the carbohydrates you eat into glucose for your cells to use for energy. You can probably guess what happens when there is not enough glucose in your system.

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How to Use Reflexology for Migraines

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on January 9, 2019

The history of reflexology, or the use of pressure points on the hands, feet, and other areas of the body to treat illness is relatively short in the United States but has been used for millennia throughout Asia. In combination with herbal remedies and conventional medicine, reflexology for migraines can provide effective treatment.

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Are Cleaning Supplies Triggering Your Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on December 19, 2018

If you’ve ever stepped into an elevator that reeks of smokers who used it, or been seated beside someone who overdosed on aftershave, you’ll know how easily an overpowering scent can trigger a migraine or an allergy attack. This occurs so often that many public institutions, nonprofits and healthcare organizations are starting to ask visitors to refrain from wearing any form of scent, because so many people are affected by these.

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The Complete Guide to Avoiding Migraines During the Holiday Season

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on December 12, 2018

With the holiday season approaching at what feels like the speed of light, many people living with migraine will be happy at the idea of shopping for presents, enjoying time with loved ones, traveling to visit family, taking time off work, receiving nice gifts and enjoying festivities where tasty food and seasonal alcoholic beverages are served in generous amounts.

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Can Fasting Cause Migraines?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on December 6, 2018

How often have you heard someone say, “I forgot to eat today?” It might seem like a silly thing to forget to eat, but it happens more often than you think. Of course, skipping meals unintentionally is quite different from intended fasting, but the end result is the same.

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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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How Can Teachers Deal with Chronic Migraine?

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on October 25, 2017

Teachers are as susceptible to migraine as anyone else, but having to go to school and face groups of rowdy children or teens when your head is splitting might not feel very normal. For migraine sufferers, the school week often starts with the tired, heavy feeling that signifies a headache is on the way. By break time, migraine aura is in full swing and the pain is starting to announce its arrival like a hot poker behind your eyes. If this is a common occurence, here are some methods you can...

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Peripheral Neuropathy and Migraines

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on January 30, 2016

Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nervous system, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system) to every other part of the body. Peripheral nerves also send sensory information back to the brain and spinal cord, such as a message that the feet are cold or a finger is burned. Damage to the peripheral nervous system interferes with these vital connections. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral...

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20 Things Your Migraines Can Feel Like

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on November 18, 2015

Tell someone you have toothache, and you’ll get sympathetic winces and lots of understanding. The same goes for just about any painful condition that’s common to most people. Except migraine. Despite being fairly common, those who’ve never had one just don’t get it. Go to bed for a headache? Surely not.

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Occipital Neuralgia a cause of Migraine Headaches

By Mark Khorsandi, D.O. on December 19, 2013

Occipital Neuralgia is defined as nerve pain in the back of the head.  Occipital neuralgia is a cause of migraine headaches due to the greater occipital nerve being compressed. 

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