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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+00:00 March 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+00:00 December 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 [...]

2015-06-09T17:37:25+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

5 Alternative Treatments For Headaches

Headaches may seem to strike at random, ruining your day or even week, leaving you feeling powerless against their ability to leave you bed-ridden or at the very least, navigating the day feeling like you’d rather be at home resting. Fortunately, you do have power against headaches. There are specific lifestyle modifications and alternative treatments [...]

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 [...]

2016-10-24T14:03:22+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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+00:00 June 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 [...]

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is essentially amplified fear that often develops while anticipating events or situations. It’s a normal human emotion that may precede scary or celebratory happenings, like surgery or weddings. But sometimes feelings of anxiousness grow larger and interfere with daily living. When anxiety makes it difficult to carry out the basic tasks of living, mental [...]

2016-10-24T14:03:45+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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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