Tuesday Tips: Ever wondered about botox for migraines?

If you ever experience migraines, you know the severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation that is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so severe that the pain is disabling. So in looking for treatments you might […]

Infographic: Migraine pain

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$7 Million Research Funding Award for Migraine Research

PHOENIX — A Mayo Clinic research team, led by neurologists Todd Schwedt, M.D. and David Dodick, M.D., has been approved for $7 million in funding from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study migraine treatment strategies. The five-year study, “Determining the Optimal Treatment Strategy for Patients Who Have Chronic Migraine With Medication Overuse,” will compare […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Botox a Treatment for Chronic Migraines, But Not a Cure

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is it safe to use Botox injections to treat chronic headache? How does it work, and would I need to have regular treatments? Do patients who use Botox as treatment need to be on other headache medication, too? ANSWER: Onabotulinum toxin A, or Botox, is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug […]

“What is a migraine headache?”

Lake City, Minn. – Migraine is three times more common in women than in men and affects more than 10 percent of people worldwide, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Mayo Clinic Health System Family Medicine physician Rachel Batdorf, M.D., says, “Although any head pain can be miserable, migraines are often disabling.”  In […]

It’s TIME for a #migrainechat

   DO YOU HAVE MIGRAINES OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO DOES?  Join @TIME’s @AliceParkNY for a #migrainechat – Thursday Aug. 29th, 1 to 2 p.m. ET Mayo Clinic neurologist @daviddodick is participating, along with specialists from other medical institutions, the @AANPublic and the @ahsheadache.   Topics will include:   Long-term effects of migraines How migraines effect social life, job […]

Kids and Migraines: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Kenneth Mack addresses migraine headache in kids. To listen, click the link below. Kids and Migraines

TUESDAY Q & A: Lifestyle changes may help reduce how often migraine headaches occur

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I’m a 38-year-old woman, and I get migraine headaches occasionally, usually one every few months. I have a hard time functioning when I have a migraine. I don’t want to take medication for this problem if I don’t have to. Are there ways to prevent or treat migraine headaches without medication? ANSWER: Even if […]

Mayo Clinic Headache Expert Launches Migraine Campaign on TODAY Show

Mayo Clinic neurologist David Dodick, M.D., officially launched the 36 Million Migraine Campaign. It’s named for the estimated 36 million Americans afflicted with chronic migraine headache pain. Dr. Dodick says if the campaign can raise one dollar for each of those people it would triple the amount of funding the federal government provides annually for migraine research. He announced details of the public awareness […]

MONDAY HOUSECALL: Seasonal Allergies, Sex Therapy, Migraine Medications and more …

  FEATURED TOPIC Seasonal allergies: Nip them in the bud Pollen levels increase in the spring — and for many people, so do allergy symptoms. Take these steps to get some relief. Highlights Exercise helps ease arthritis pain and stiffness Nonallergic rhinitis Muscle cramp Skin biopsy Sex therapy Expert Answers with Mayo Clinic Specialists Migraine […]