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Neck Pain and Migraines: What's the Connection

By Migraine Relief Center on October 4, 2017

The old saying “love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage,” also applies to migraine headaches and neck pain, although with a lot less enjoyment!

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Can Noise-Canceling Headphones Help Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on September 20, 2017

Sensitivity to sound is a common migraine trigger, particularly in the prodrome phase, but patients often don’t realize the extent of its effect on their headaches. In a March 2015 report published in Neurology, researchers discovered a connection between migraine patients and people with heightened awareness to sound, which suggests that suppressing certain sounds during a migraine can help to avoid making it worse.

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Is it Migraine or Tinnitus?

By Migraine Relief Center on September 13, 2017

The irritating buzzing and ringing in the ears that signifies an attack of tinnitus is a common issue, affecting around 50 million Americans. Interestingly, it’s not an independent medical condition but a symptom of several other problems, including many types of headache disorders. Patients often mistake migraines for inner ear problems and vice versa, partly because both can cause tinnitus. Here are the differences between tinnitus and migraine, and details on how they are connected.

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Should Anyone Get Migraine Surgery?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 30, 2017

Surgical interventions for migraine are becoming more popular as the number of patients who successfully undergo the procedure increases. Medicine naturally evolves and becomes more effective as knowledge deepens through research and data gathering, but there is still some confusion around the question of undergoing surgery for migraines.

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Migraine Fatigue: What Can You Do?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 23, 2017

Fatigue is an unwelcome side effect of migraine that affects many sufferers. In fact, studies reveal that up to 84% of people with migraine are also battling this issue. In some people fatigue can actually trigger migraines, or it may be a warning of an imminent attack. The fatigue might not appear until after the pain goes away, or it could be present throughout the episode.

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Jaw Problems and Migraines: Is There a Connection?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 16, 2017

It may seem unlikely that damage to your jaw could cause migraine-type headaches, but since damage or injury to one area can cause physical tension that affects other areas, it’s not as surprising as it might first appear. Damage to the temporomandibular joints could, in fact, be contributing to your migraines.

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Can an Emergency Room Help with Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 9, 2017

When your head is pounding and you have all the other symptoms of a migraine attack, it’s tempting to head for your nearest emergency room in the hope of finding some relief. But can an ER really help with migraines, or are you just wasting your precious rest time by going?

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Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Help with Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on August 2, 2017

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a treatment commonly given to patients suffering from various types of anxiety disorders. Many chronic migraine patients find their headaches are triggered by stress, especially when it’s related to anxiety or depression. Whether your stress is caused by relationship problems, financial challenges, drug or alcohol abuse, mental health issues or sleeping difficulties, CBT may be able to reduce the frequency of your migraine attacks.

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The Perfect Job for Migraine Sufferers

By Migraine Relief Center on July 26, 2017

Few people are fortunate enough to not have to work for a living. Suffering from migraines doesn’t exempt you from this necessity, however much it feels like it should. The good news is there are some occupations that are less challenging to perform, you just have to find the right one for you. We’ve put together some suggestions for types of work migraineurs might find more manageable than others, as well as tips for holding down a full-time job in spite of regular headaches.

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Getting Rid of Morning Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on July 19, 2017

Migraines can be incredibly sensitive to triggers, and while it may seem counter-intuitive to wake up from a night’s rest with an excruciating headache, it could be a logical progression of circumstances that caused it. Fifty percent of all migraines occur between 4 am and 9 am, resulting in the majority of migraineurs waking up feeling tired, even if they don’t have a migraine.

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