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I wake up every Morning with aa severe migraine. Even tried changing the pillows thinking it was that. I do take extra strength Tylenol which does seem to help if I take 3-4 of them after a while. No allergies to allergies to anything except Penicillin which hasn't been an issue in years. What can I do to help this as they are very painful & seem to be located from the middle to the back of my head. HELP ! Thanks, Lesaann.
The most common trigger of Migraines that people wake with is some type of sleep issue. It can be too much, too little, disrupted, or poor quality sleep. Many people have sleep problems without even realizing it. A starting point would be to discuss your sleep patterns and quality with your doctor. It's highly recommended that Migraineurs go to sleep and wake at the same time every day, including weekends and holidays. You can learn more about this from our video Migraines, Headaches, and Sleep .
Starting a little less than a year ago, I would walk my father’s miniature Schnauzer, Austin, as well as my terrier mix, Noel. Each dog weighed about 20 pounds, walked rapidly while following their nose, and did not have strong obedience training (which means that they pulled while on the leash). While they loved the walks, I ended up paying the ultimate price last spring with lower back pain.
So I was very interested in a Houston Chronicle column by Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz entitled, “Back Hurt? Check Your Attitude.” The good doctors noted that people who are older than 30 years of age tend to have had or will have lower back pain due to improper posture while driving and working on computers. However, they suggest that your attitude can affect the status of your back. “What you think will happen next – healthy recovery or chronic pain – dramatically affects what will happen. The more optimistic and can-do your mind-s...
One of the major risks of having spine surgery is the development of an infection. Discitis is an uncommon infection of the spinal disc that can occur after spinal surgery. Because of its rarity, discitis is often not on the minds of doctors. In this world of rushed, inattentive doctors, a person with an infection of the spine can be dismissed as a "common back pain" case when in fact discitis is the culprit.
A 58 year old woman who had years of lumbar pain came to me one and a half years following a complicated lumbar fusion; the surgery was complicated by the fact that the surgeon had to operate twice in order to get the hardware placed correctly. Unfortunately, the surgery did not cure her pain; and she came to me for pain management.
Two months into her treatment with me, she had a severe episode of low back pain after shoveling snow. She went to her primary doctor with not only complaints of worsening back pain, but she also had a fever and an upset stomach. That ...
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