What is pacing for migraines?
Pacing is an effective strategy that allows people with migraine the ability to maintain functional independence without causing an increase in headache intensity. Many people with migraines report that stress and overexertion can be consistent triggers. With pacing, people can keep reasonable schedules and workloads…
What is biofeedback and should I try it?
Biofeedback is an accepted technique for headache control. Studies have demonstrated that biofeedback can help to reduce headache frequency and severity. It is a learned method of relaxation, that uses an instrument to monitor bodily responses. There are a variety of methods that may be…
Is physiotherapy useful for migraines?
There are a variety of physiotherapy treatments that may be of some benefit in migraine patients, especially when the neck seems to be involved in triggering the attacks. Gentle cervical manipulation and traction can be considered and be beneficial when there is neck tension and…
What are the triggers of migraine?
Being able to identify your triggers can help you avoid migraines. How can you identify them? Keeping a migraine diary is very helpful. Read on to know more about triggers. Some important points about triggers: They are not the same for every migraineur They accumulate,…
Migraine & Relationships
Coping with migraine is rarely a solitary undertaking. Support from family and friends is often key to managing and coping with migraines. Sometimes, in the health care field, the focus is on the migraine patient, and the needs of family and friends are forgotten or…
Stress is a fact of life – it is a phenomenon that we cannot avoid day in and day out. Stress is the physical, emotional and thinking reaction to a stressor. A stressor is something, usually external to you, that contributes to the stress response….
Does weight have an influence on headaches?
If you are overweight, you are 3 times more likely to develop chronic headaches than people with a healthy weight. Several studies have established an association between weight and headaches (not only migraines): overweight or obese people are more likely to suffer from frequent headaches….
What is the role of caffeine on migraines?
Caffeine has various effects on the brain. If coffee can relieve an attack, withdrawal can trigger a migraine. Read on for more details! What is the effect of caffeine on migraines? Caffeine relieves migraines (it can be found in many over-the-counter medicines), but caffeine is…
Migraine & Posture
So we have all likely been told at one time or another to stand up straight. Proper posture is an important part of overall health and wellness. For those who experience a headache disorder, including migraine and/or tension-type headache, postural awareness and correction is an…
Regular physical activity is part of a healthy lifestyle, however, we can all feel challenged to fit exercise into our hectic schedules. For those experiencing headache disorders, particularly migraine, the challenges may be more complex than just scheduling. Some people with migraine report that physical…
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