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Can Botox Injections Also Help With Frequent Tension Headaches
Of course: The Botox injections are being increasingly used in pain management. They have been advocated as a preventive treatment for both migraine and tension-type headaches with some studies showing a reduction in the frequency, severity and disability associated with these headaches. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injection (Definition)
Botox is a medicine that causes muscles to relax. It is commonly used to improve the appearance of deep facial lines or wrinkles between the eyebrows. It is also used to relieve migraine, and in certain conditions that involve muscle spasm. ...Read more
Can you suggest some essential oils for treating/preventing tension headaches and cluster headaches?
Oils : Frankly none. Its not evidence based. You can use any oil. ...Read more
Not directly: Not if u have normal bladder function, there is no reason why it should and would be contraindicated. Botox is injected via a cystoscope which like Botox itself is not advisable in presence of cystitis. It can might help patients with neurogenic bladder dysfunction to facilitate bladder emptying and thus risk of utis or speed up recovery after a uti. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic lupus with tension headaches and knots. Warm compresses are not working. What can I do for relief ? Headaches are often. Tried heat pads.
See details: This is best answered by your rheumatologist as he/she is the one who knows the specifics of your lupus. If that is not helpful, see a neurologist. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on what you call muscle tension. ...Read more
Can Topamax (topiramate) help with chronic serious muscle tightness related to nervous system? Help with anything else Or does it only help w headaches?
No: Seizures have their origin in the brain. Chiropractors have a discredited theory of disease causation with the spine as the center of illness. No spinal manipulation will alter the wiring pattern of the brain. You should be seeing a neurologist and there are some who specialize in seizures and epilepsy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blue Green Bacteria : Blue-green-algae (a cyanobacteria!) has not been proven to have any health effects on humans, at least not through mainstream scientific research. Likely healthy when eaten from natural sources in plants. Various forms exist some of which are neurotoxic. The neurotoxic effect may in the future help in treatment of certain neuromuscular problems. Safer options are available. ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis: You have to know, if possible, if the headaches are due to a tmj/tmd cause. I often get referrals from neurologists in my community because their treatment is delivering the desired results. But I have also referred patients to neurologists. Need to work together! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Will reiki help with stress relief, headaches, and relief from autoimmune pain and pressures... ?
Possibly: Reiki practitioners are in many clinics and hospitals. Research is not far along enough to "prove" reiki as an effective therapy, though. Many people with emotional and physical pain use reiki along with standard treatments for their conditions. Find a practitioner who is well-trained and professional in his/her approach. http://www.reiki.org/ massage therapists, rn's & some md's may be found. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HEADACHE: Constant headache maybe the tention type which is mild generalized without the incapacity of migraine. Relaxation and stress management plus preventing it withamitriptyline at bedtime. Make sure to have a neuro consult if ct scan is needed.Rx are otc analgesic, nsaids and treatment of associated depression, anxiety and insomnia. ...Read more
YES and NO: Like vegetables, fruits are valuable sources of fiber and antioxidants. Avoiding citrus fruits, avocados and bananas may help reduce headache symptoms, according to the ummc. Fruits unlikely to worsen your symptoms include apples, peaches, apricots, cherries, tomatoes, grapes, kiwi and cantaloupe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TTH and Cluster : 1. The management of episodic and chronic tth consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies. 2. Management of a cluster headache can be abortive or prophylactic. Sometimes, both methods are indicated in the same patient. An effective abortive treatment uses oxygen at a flow rate of 7-10 liters per minute for 15 min. The treatment for the prevention is calan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can migraines be linked to high blood pressure? I get occasional migraines along with optical migraines frequently.
What are some good home-care methods to relieve jaw tension, tenderness and stiffness caused by TMJ disorder?
Any herbs or supplements such as nitric oxide to help with daily tension headaches, facial pain, and pins n needles?used to take 600x3mg of ibuprofen
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