The Migraine Relief Center Blog

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How to Treat Occipital Neuralgia Pain

By Migraine Relief Center on September 20, 2018

Occipital neuralgia is the name given to inflammation or injury of the nerves running from the upper end of your spinal cord to the scalp. This causes pain at the back of the head or the base of the skull, which resembles migraines and certain other types of headaches.

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The Relationship Between Migraines and Sleep Habits

By Migraine Relief Center on September 12, 2018

Getting enough sleep is important for most people, but for migraine sufferers the quality of sleep can affect them as much as the quantity. Without restful sleep we’re not at our best, and we have lower resistance to health conditions.

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Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Migraine Clinic

By Migraine Relief Center on September 6, 2018

Changing migraine doctors can be a challenging and traumatic experience for patients, especially if you’ve been with the same practitioner for several years. You’re no doubt accustomed to his (or her) way of handling your condition, the office staff all know you, and the location is familiar. Sadly, circumstances change, and there are a number of reasons why you might be faced with looking for a new provider.

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BOTOX® for Migraines: What to Expect

By Migraine Relief Center on August 15, 2018

BOTOX® is a neurotoxin prepared from the bacterial compound onabotulinumtoxinA. It’s used for medical purposes to treat specific muscular disorders, and in the cosmetics industry to remove wrinkles by briefly paralyzing the facial muscles. While BOTOX® has been around since the 1970s, it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a preventive migraine option only in 2010. Since then, however, it has become frequently used as a treatment to provide relief for sufferers.

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Preventing Exercise-Induced Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on August 8, 2018

Many people believe doing exercise can cause migraines. Since every patient is different and triggers vary between people, it’s possible that activity could be one of your triggers. If this is the case, chances are good it’s because at least a few other factors are present. In some instances, however, migraineurs are known to experience “exercise headaches,” which typically present as a distinctive type of pain.

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The Link Between Motion Sickness and Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on July 25, 2018

What happens in the brain most definitely does not stay only in the brain. Few medical conditions function in a vacuum, without any relationship to other parts of the body. That’s true of migraines, too, which we already know have connections to aural and visual issues.

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The Connection Between Wine and Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on July 18, 2018

To wine or not to wine, that is the question for many migraine sufferers who believe there is a connection between drinking wine and developing an attack. While alcohol in general is considered a common trigger by some, research from the American Migraine Foundation appears to show the risk is overrated. The most common reason for a headache associated with wine consumption is drinking too much of it. This presents itself as a hangover that causes stress, which is an undisputed trigger of...

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Why 3D Movies Can Cause Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on July 11, 2018

Today’s 3D movies provide an incredible experience to viewers, allowing you to feel like you’re in the center of the action surrounded by the sights and sounds of the film. It works by using 3D glasses to deliver different images to each eye, which convinces your brain that you’re seeing depth in the scene. Now, 3D televisions are also available, which enables you to experience the same effect when you watch movies at home.

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Tips for Treating Menstrual Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on July 4, 2018

Anyone can get migraines, but women are more likely to do so than men. Patients who develop chronic migraine attacks often have several factors in common, including age, family history, and other medical conditions. Hormones play a primary role in women’s headaches, particularly during the menstrual cycle, and millions of women experience migraines triggered by fluctuating hormones. For those who get migraine attacks before or during their periods, it’s helpful to know about specific...

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What to Expect from Migraine during Pregnancy

By Migraine Relief Center on June 29, 2018

Migraines are a pain (pun intended!) at the best of times, but when you’re pregnant they can truly become a nightmare. If you’re one of the lucky patients whose headaches lessen during pregnancy, you can be grateful, because many sufferers find the attacks actually worsen during this time. Here’s what to expect from a migraine during your gestation period and how to manage various scenarios.

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