Migraine pain can interfere with your ability to engage in life the way you’d like. It doesn’t take much effort to find a variety of remedies and treatments aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of migraine headaches. What may take a little more effort than expected is finding a solution that works. Here, we discuss some of the common tips for managing migraine pain as well as what to do if they don’t work.

Actions to manage migraine pain include:

  • Identify migraine triggers. There are a few broad anatomical factors that can contribute to migraine headaches. They include the neck, nose, temples, and forehead. This only indicates the area in which nerves may become inflamed or hyper-reactive. Migraines may also be triggered by dietary changes, stress, and various physical conditions.
  • Prioritize sleep. Studies have linked migraines to insufficient rest. The National Sleep Foundation advises adults to sleep between 7 and 9 hours a night. Doing so may reduce one risk factor for migraines, though other triggers may still exist.
  • Engage in aerobic exercise. Regular exercise supports physical health in several ways. Some studies suggest that, because aerobic exercise like walking, running, or riding a bicycle increases circulation and decreases stress, it can minimize the risk of migraine headaches.
  • Stay hydrated. The Institute of Medicine recommends roughly 72 ounces of water for women daily and 104 for men. Dehydration can affect the body in multiple ways, including causing headaches and migraines.

Migraine headaches can be a complex problem and, as helpful as these strategies sound, they may not work.  If you struggle with migraine symptoms that interfere with your ability to live life on your terms, you may need more than a remedy; you may be ready for a long-term solution. That solution may be migraine surgery.  Dr. Lowenstein helps patients successfully address chronic migraines using innovative diagnostic mapping and minimally-invasive surgery. Over 90% of people who undergo migraine surgery experience far fewer symptoms after their procedure. Over a third of patients experience full resolution of migraine headaches.

The Migraine Surgery Specialty Center has helped patients in the Los Angeles area and other areas of the country find the relief they need to live their best lives. For more information about our services, call 805.969.9004.

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