Houston Lifestyle Changes That Will Help You Avoid Headaches

Doctors agree: Making changes to your lifestyle can reduce the prevalence of migraines. This is especially true if you are suffering headaches in Houston, where many migraine triggers are encountered on a daily basis. Healthy Lifestyle Changes: How to Avoid Migraines Focus on Natural Sugar and Dietary Fiber Low blood sugar can cause migraines no […]

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Lovesick? How to Handle Chronic Headaches After a Breakup

Suffering a breakup can lead to depression and anxiety. Changes in your routine can also cause anxiety that eventually leads to depression headaches and other health issues. Managing the pain of anxiety-induced headaches involves using the tools you have at your disposal and making the most of your new life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Cognitive behavioral […]

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How to Reduce Headache Triggers at Home

Looking for home remedies to avoid headaches? Not all home remedies for migraines are all they’re cracked up to be. Used correctly, however, many are effective. The first thing to understand is this: Every case of a chronic headache or migraine is unique! To develop the best self-care approaches, you need to know which “triggers” cause your pain. […]

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Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction May Help With Migraines

Among the 36 million people that suffer from migraines, there is a high demand for non-pharmaceutical treatments. There are preventative drugs available to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines as well as medications to treat them. However, migraine sufferers have many reasons to avoid medications, not the least of which are side effects that […]

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Electric Muscle Stimulation is a Safe, Non-Invasive Headache Treatment

Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) is just one of the non-invasive headache treatments that we offer at Houston Headache Institute, often in conjunction with other medicinal treatments. Mostly known for its use in back and neck pain treatment, EMS has proven effective against migraines and chronic headaches. Also, headaches originating from muscle tension or temporomandibular joint dysfunction […]

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Migraine Genetics: What Do I Do If it Runs in My Family?

Are migraines hereditary? Unfortunately, in some cases, they are. Our genetic makeup affects us in many different ways and certain genes can affect how your body responds to specific types of stimuli. Additional research is still needed to understand the exact causes of migraines, but researchers have already learned that because of certain alterations in […]

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Sleeplessness and Headaches

Waking up with a headache first thing in the morning is not the way anyone wants to start their day, but individuals who suffer from sleep apnea face this dilemma on a regular basis. For many, sleep apnea and snoring go hand-in-hand. They are two of the most common causes of morning headache pain. Morning […]

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Not Just Lip Service: How Botox Can Also Treat Your Headaches

It was discovered quite by accident, that Botox injections could help relieve the severe, intense pain associated with migraine headaches. Since it was determined that the injections were beneficial, researchers have been hard at work trying to discover why it works so well. While Botox doesn’t work to alleviate all types of headache pain, there […]

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Common Ocular Migraine Triggers & Treatment Options

Ocular migraines are those migraines in which the eyes are affected. The patient may be extremely sensitive to light, see bright lights or wavy lines, experience what are known as migraine auras and find it very difficult to focus their eyes to read or see fine detail. Common Triggers for Ocular Migraines Ocular or retinal […]

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Regenerative Medicine: How Stem Cell Treatments Help to Treat the Chronic Migraine

People who suffer from chronic headache or migraine pain can now look to stem cells as a possible form of treatment. Although stem cell research has been going on for years, there has been much controversy concerning where the cells are harvested. The simple fact is, they can be harvested from your own body via […]

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