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What Causes Trigeminal Neuralgia? Risk Factors, Triggers, And More

Imagine a condition where brushing a stray hair off of your cheek causes excruciating and debilitating pain, pain that is unresponsive to pain medication and lasts long after the light touch has stopped. This is a brief glimpse into the mysterious pain of trigeminal neuralgia. Understanding what causes trigeminal neuralgia can lead to a proper [...]

Spread Awareness During Migraine And Headache Awareness Month

We don’t often associate June with pain. June signals the end of school days and the official start of summer. But for some people, head pain doesn’t care about the weather or the month. June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, bringing awareness to the economic and societal impact of migraine and headaches. This year, the National [...]

2018-05-30T13:41:28-07:00June 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |0 Comments

3 Migraine Blogs That We Absolutely Love

Reading migraine blogs is a great way to learn, pick up tips and tricks, find new resources, and feel like part of a community. There’s a fairly big online community for migraine sufferers (who sometimes call themselves Migraineurs), with plenty of fantastic migraine blogs to choose from. Here are three of our favorite migraine blogs. The [...]

2017-04-11T15:33:33-07:00April 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Occipital Nerve Stimulation, And 5 More New Migraine Treatments

Everyone will experience a headache at some point in their life. For those who suffer from migraines, however, the pain can be debilitating. For the 36 million people in the U.S. who suffer from migraines, relief can be hard to come by. Traditional pain relievers typically offer no relief and more potent medications, like opioids, are [...]

2017-03-10T18:28:01-07:00March 27th, 2017|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Can Stress Cause Headaches? Absolutely

Everybody experiences stress—it’s a natural physical reaction and can sometimes be beneficial—but long-term, chronic stress significantly impacts a person’s health and can lead to serious health consequences. Can stress cause headaches then? Absolutely. How can stress cause headaches?  Stress is a fight-or-flight reaction triggered by situations the mind considers threatening or beyond its control. Instinctually, [...]

2016-12-13T13:45:55-07:00December 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Migraine Symptoms May Be Linked To Childhood Trauma

More and more research is being conducted that analyzes the effects of childhood trauma on adult health. Childhood trauma is defined as a life event that threatens the safety of the child or their caregivers. It can either be acute or chronic in nature. Typical symptoms from a traumatic event include reduced ability to concentrate, [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:54-07:00June 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Deal With A Stiff Neck

The birth of technology like the computer, car, and smartphone has led to us spending a lot of time extending our neck, either staring straight ahead or looking down without moving our neck much. If this is done infrequently, it doesn't cause a lot of pain or stiffness, but it can add up if these [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:59-07:00June 17th, 2016|Tags: , |0 Comments
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