Pain Management and Migraines

Posted on May 18, 2018

There are as many ways to lessen migraine pain as there are combinations of pain caused by migraines. Migraines can cause pain in the head, eyes, temples, sinuses, jaw, neck, and shoulders. Ways to lessen the pain for you might include pain medicine, massage, chiropractic care, Botox, ENS, and heat or ice. It may take some trial and error before you find the best combination of techniques to reduce your migraine pain. It helps to hear from others who are figuring it out too.

On MyMigraineTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with migraines, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Pain management is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about pain management:

Has anyone had a ganglion block? What kind of results did you have?

I'm considering using a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation device. Does anyone have feedback about their experience?

What abortive treatments do you take? What other treatments have you tried that get rid of a migraine?

Does anyone go to a chiropractor for migraines? If so does anyone find any relief from them?

Here are some conversations about pain management:

I’m nervous cause for the past year I’ve been using Botox and it’s been working but now my insurance won’t cover it. I know worrying will make it worse. Any ideas?

Has anyone been to pain management? How was your experience? I have an appointment next week and I’m worried they won’t understand like my headache specialist does.

I have started massaging my neck, shoulders and back with a roller ball and a back massager that looks like a hook with a ball on the end every day and it has helped reduce the frequency of my attacks.

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyMigraineTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyMigraineTeam Member said:

There seems to have been a lot of bad press about topiramate but I has kept my migraines at a level that I can tolerate. I now only take a small dose… read more

posted 15 days ago

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