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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

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

June Highlights Latest News On Headaches And Neck Pain

Headaches are one of the more common health issues, with nearly half of all adults worldwide reporting one in the past year. While many of these cases aren’t debilitating, about 10% of the worldwide population between 18 and 65 unfortunately does experience severe pain in the form of migraines, according to the World Health Organization [...]

2019-03-11T16:52:02-07:00June 26th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rethinking Headaches: New Ways Of Treating And Looking At The Common Pain

Headaches are perhaps one of the more ubiquitous health problems, with as many as 90% of U.S. adults suffering through the pain of a pounding head at some point in their lives, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Headaches may be common, but that makes them no less disruptive to [...]

Summer May Trigger Cluster Headaches: Are You At Risk?

For many people, summertime elicits fun images of swimming and barbecues, but those suffering from cluster headaches may find the change in season triggers the attacks, turning one of the year’s most anticipated seasons into a time of dread and pain. Cluster headaches are the most rare form of headaches, according to Web MD, but [...]

2016-10-24T14:03:24-07:00June 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Migraines Heighten Risk Of These 5 Health Problems

Migraines, the debilitating headaches that affect as much as 15% of the general population, do more than cause excruciating pain—they’ve also been linked to a slew of other health issues. Migraine sufferers who experience auras, visual disturbances that sometimes signal an impending attack, are especially predisposed to these related conditions, according to Prevention magazine. Part [...]

Understanding Body Pathways Is Key To Future Pain Treatments

“Pain is a disease,” says pediatrician and anesthesiologist Elliot Krane, who works at Stanford University’s Packard Children’s Hospital. Krane’s take is different from the prevailing mindset that pain is instead a symptom of another underlying condition. In fact, about 10% of patients with serious conditions, such as cancer, infections, or problems requiring operations, experience persistent [...]

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