Reflexology is a system of massage techniques believed to reduce tension and treat illnesses. It is based on the theory that reflex points located in the hands, feet and head are linked by nerves to every other part of the body. Continue reading “14 Migraine Relief Massage Tips”
Migraines have been reported in individuals as early as 3,000 B.C. and yet, the condition is still widely underrated and misdiagnosed. But with modern medicine and a recent boom of studies, relief from chronic pain is getting closer. Continue reading “Is Botox Becoming a Candidate Test for Migraine Relief Surgery?”
Migraines and computer-based careers – the ultimate catch 22. You can’t live with migraines but you can’t live without your job. What’s a migraineur to do? If your job requires that you spend majority of your day starring into the invasive glow of a computer monitor, you’ve likely felt the onset of migraine symptoms as a result. Continue reading “Migraine Symptoms: Tips For Heavy Computer Users”
Not every chronic migraine syndrome sufferer is a good candidate for every treatment option. For some, medications cause harsh side effects that add to their struggle for quality of life.
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It’s no secret; migraine treatment can be expensive! Without help from insurance, costs can quickly build to an unmanageable amount, which leaves many to ask – what should I do when I can’t afford the help I need? Continue reading “What Do I Do When I Can’t Pay for My Migraine Medication?”
As the most prevalent neurological disorder in the U.S., migraine episodes currently affect more than 37-million individuals. Of that total, nearly 14-million are the unfortunate sufferers of chronic or daily attacks that can include intense throbbing pain, visual disturbances, nausea and vomiting.
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Severe migraine episodes are recognized by the World Health Organization as one of the most disabling illnesses, similar to the hindering effects of dementia, quadriplegia and active psychosis. With no known cause, chronic migraine patients often try a number of treatments before finding one or a combination of several that positively influences their migraine pain and frequency.
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Chronic migraine syndrome is a conundrum yet to be solved and the uncertainty of its cause means that sufferers are left without a definitive treatment option. Because everyone’s experience is different, treatment often involves a lengthy game of trial and error before discovering a method that works. If medications or injections have failed or you are in search of an alternative form of treatment to compliment your current regimen, consider looking into oxygen therapy, which uses 100% oxygen to alleviate severe migraine symptoms.
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Physical or emotional stress is a commonly accepted contributor to the onset of migraine episodes. While many medications aim to resolve stress-related migraines, recent studies suggest that chiropractic therapy might also be effective at relieving pain and preventing future attacks.
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Katie, a 20-year-old college student, has suffered from migraines for several years. While Katie’s doctor recently prescribed her a new medication for migraine relief, Katie is worried about the possible side effects associated with migraine medications, including unknown long-term effects. Katie also worries about how she will afford her new medications.
Are you, like Katie, concerned about the potential for problems following long-term migraine medication usage? If so, you are not alone. One study published in the journal Headache found that two out of three individuals with recurring migraines delayed or avoided taking migraine medications due to concerns about treatment side effects.
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