Neck Pain and migraine….is this cervicogenic headache?
STORYBOX 1: Mandy, 27, has migraines since she’s 15. She has more migraines during her period. Her usual frequency is 10 days per month. She’s tall, lean, and has hyperextensible joints. She used to practice yoga and light weights, but now she’s working full time…
List of migraine preventives: classes and mechanism of action
«What’s the best preventive for migraine»? Sadly, there is no answer to this question. Many different approaches exist, and it is not possible to predict which one will work for one person in particular. For each option, there are people who do not improve (non-responders),…
List of acute treatments
The medications discussed here are symptomatic or acute migraine medications which are used to treat individual migraine attacks (See this post). They can be divided into broad categories: Simple analgesics, NSAIDs, triptans, ergot derivatives, anti-emetics, opioids, and combination products. ** Cannabinoids are not listed as there is…
The Ping Pong theory : is migraine a cause or a consequence?
Is my stress causing my migraines? I find that having migraines is one major cause of stress for me! And these neck tensions…cause or consequence of migraine? As you have might have read, the migraine brain is a complex organ with a very particular software….
The cause of migraine: it’s all in your brain! The electrical and chemical sides of migraine
Migraine is not an imaginary problem. Migraine is a neurological disease. The next time someone tells you that migraine is «all in your head», do not hesitate to explain that migraine is a neurological disease with genetic components and with electrical and neurochemical mechanisms. Tell…
Women, hormones and migraine: an overview
Research has shown that women are 3 times more likely to have migraines than men. This is because hormones are linked to migraines. What are the links between hormones and migraines? There have been lots of medical research regarding hormones and their effect on migraines….
THE MIGRAINE TREE
- ACUTE TREATMENTS
- DEVICES AND NEUROMULATIOIN
- PREVENTIVE TREATMENTS
- PROCEDURES AND INJECTIONS
- SELF-CARE AND LIFESTYLE
- SOCIAL LIFE