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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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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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Can Magnesium Help Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on July 5, 2017

The human body is designed to make use of multiple essential minerals, and magnesium is a particularly important one. It’s necessary for regulating more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body, including muscle and nerve function, stabilizing blood pressure, supporting bone health and controlling blood glucose levels. Low magnesium levels have been linked to headaches, migraines, and other medical conditions. 

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Could Physical Therapy Solve Your Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on June 14, 2017

Migraine headaches can greatly affect your quality of life, and finding a cure is often a long and difficult journey. There are as many different types of treatment for migraine as there are types of migraine itself.

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Exploring BOTOX® for Tension Headaches

By Migraine Relief Center on May 31, 2017

Medical professionals have been effectively using BOTOX to treat migraine headaches since around the 1990s. To most people, this comes as a surprise, as BOTOX is more commonly known as a cosmetic treatment that reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

The reason it also works for some migraine headaches is similar to the reasons it works to reduce signs of aging, and this result is now being extended to tension headache sufferers. 

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Will Insurance Cover my Migraines?

By Migraine Relief Center on May 10, 2017

Although in an ideal world medical insurance companies would exist purely to make sure you can get all the meds you need at a price you can afford, it doesn’t always work that way. Most insurance companies are businesses. They flourish because they’re able to make a profit. Even the ones that run on a no-profit basis have to control expenses. This sometimes means certain drugs are not covered, or that cheaper alternatives are covered instead of the more expensive options.

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Does BOTOX for Migraines Hurt?

By Migraine Relief Center on April 26, 2017

Treating migraine with BOTOX® is different from treating wrinkles or having Botox for pain relieving purposes. The best person to administer Botox specifically for treating migraine is either a headache specialist or a neurologist who understands which muscle groups to target for migraine. The first person to speak to about this treatment is your doctor, as he or she will refer you to a qualified specialist.

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Everything You Need to Know About BOTOX for Migraines

By Migraine Relief Center on April 19, 2017

Botox is commonly associated with cosmetic beauty treatments. It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and gives a more youthful appearance to the skin. It is also an often recommended and successful medical treatment for some conditions, however, including chronic migraine. As far back as 2010, the FDA approved Botox injections as a preventive treatment for migraine.

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