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Top 10 Tips for Hamstring InjurySports injuries tend to garner more than their fair share of well-meaning advice and old wives tales. Hamstring injuries are no different. Maybe there is something to be said for potions, magic waterfalls, and faith healers…but until something is shown to be more effective than placebo, we are going to stick to recommending what science and research studies have found to be most effective. If you want to1. Accelerate your return to sport2. Decrease your risk of re-injury You might be interested in finding out the following;• What is most likely to help you• What...

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Supplements & Herbs for Migraine Here are some non-drug or alternative treatment options for Migraine 1. Magnesium2. Ribioflavin (Vitamin B)3. CoQ104. Butterbur5. Feverfew These are considered Migraine preventatives. You take them daily for at least 3 months and monitor if there is any effect on your Migraine, namely the frequency and severity of your headaches. Even though these are not “drugs” and have very small side-effects, hence their popularity, we still want to examine the scientific evidence behind these options. The greater the scientific evidence and research behind an option, the greater the likelihood of you having a positive response...

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Are you feeding your Migraine?  Food and migraine is a popular and sometimes confusing subject for my patients. In this article I discuss food-related disorders such as Coeliac disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Wheat Allergy and Gluten Sensitivity and their relationship with migraine headache. I discuss how migraine headache, a neurological disorder, can be considered a result of a hyper-active nervous system and the role food plays in this relationship. I would appreciate your feedback on whether this explanation makes sense to you. Quick Migraine review Migraine is a genetic, neurological, life-long condition. You inherit your migraine brain from your parents....

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My left eye is target practice for the circus knife-thrower. The searing, white hot pain of his knives will eventually subside. The nausea, the vomiting, the isolation will pass; but the fear of the next attack remains. This disease will not kill me, but is slowly steals my life. Migraine stops soccer games with my kids, dinner dates with my friends and stifles my once ambitious career. I have lost days, weeks, months, probably years of my life to migraine.I have learnt to live with the agonising pain, but I cannot live with losing my life. -Christine- The World Health...

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We are going to run a series of information articles on hamstring injuries. It is by far one of the most common sports injuries we see here at the clinic. In this first article we will look at how common hamstring injuries are and who is most at risk. Future articles will include information on diagnosing how severe the injury is, your prognosis for return to sport, what to do in the initial injury stage and reducing your risk of future injury. We will also discuss common beliefs on stretching and “core” muscles relative to hamstring injuries. How common are...

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