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Do you suffer from mild or chronic migraines? If you’ve considered keeping a migraine diary (and we’d recommend you do) here’s why you should. Keeping a migraine diary helps you and your healthcare team to track the characteristics of your migraines and understand patterns and possible triggers. In fact, we recommend a migraine diary to […]

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An active lifestyle and nutritious diet are important for your overall health, but did you know research suggests there is a link between nutrition and migraines specifically? From dietary changes that help prevent migraines to tips on what to eat and drink when you are experiencing a migraine, in this article, we explore the link […]

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The use of cannabis or marijuana, for medicinal purposes is deeply rooted through history, dating back to ancient times. It once held a prominent position in the history of medicine. The father of modern medicine, Sir William Osler, published the textbook, ‘The Principles and Practice of Medicine’     In this he advocated for cannabis […]

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School holidays are upon us and many of you may have taken the kids along to see Incredibles 2.  The movie has a warning for “photosensitive conditions’, migraine is one of these, today we discuss photosensitivity in this condition, as well as other sensory triggers in our blog. Migraine is associated with altered processing of […]

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Migraine is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting women disproportionally at a rate of 3:1 compared to men. It is well established that sex hormones play an important role in the epidemiology of migraine. As children, boys and girls are equally affected, but the female predominance emerges after puberty. Many woman migraineurs note […]

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 Patients with chronic migraine represent the most severe, and disabled segment of the migraine spectrum. Specialist help, with a Neurologist who has a particular interest in Headache and Migraines, would be of benefit for most of these patients. Essentially, a patient with chronic migraine is a patient with migraine who has progressed to a very […]

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Migraine is one of the most common neurological disorders affecting 11-15% of the population. About one third of migraineurs have an initial aura of neurological symptoms, most often a visual scotoma (blind spot). Research has shown an association between migraine with aura and increased stroke risk, although the aetiology of stroke in migraineurs remains unclear. […]

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  Headaches and migraines can be a disabling condition, and many sufferers may have tried numerous amounts of home remedies, treatment interventions, health practitioners, specialists and may have even had surgical intervention. World-wide, there are an estimated 1 billion people who suffer with migraines.1 This has resulted in headaches and migraines being regarded as the […]

The post The Role of Physiotherapy for headache and migraine management? appeared first on Migraine Specialist.

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Previously known as primary exertional headache, is a rare headache type precipitated by exertion. It is commonly described as a pulsating headache, on both sides of the head. Primary exercise headache is termed ‘primary’ because it’s not caused by another condition or disorder. The headache is typically triggered in hot weather or at high altitudes, […]

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Hypnic Headache (HH) is a rare primary headache disorder with an age of onset typically more than 50 years old. Women are affected more than men. They are strictly sleep related headache attacks. Because the headaches often occur at the same time at night, they have been called ‘alarm clock’ headaches. The headaches have to […]

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