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Mar26

What is an Ice Pick Headache?

Categories // Headaches

What is an Ice Pick Headache?


Many types of headaches tend to occur in very specific portions of the head. For example, migraine attacks and cluster headaches are almost always unilateral – occurring on only the right or left side. However, one kind of headache has a particularly focused approach: the primary stabbing headache.

Mar18

Can Panic Attacks Cause Migraines?

Categories // Stress Relief, Migraines

Can Panic Attacks Cause Migraines?

Panic attacks and migraines are often present simultaneously in patients. Anyone with regular instances of panic attacks is considered to have panic disorder, an anxiety disorder classified in the same category as social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Mar10

What is the Difference Between Cluster Headaches and Migraines?

Categories // Headaches, Migraines

What is the Difference Between Cluster Headaches and Migraines?

Determining the appropriate headache treatment for a patient is reliant, in part, on accurate identification of the headache type. Unfortunately, headaches frequently fall prey to misdiagnosis. According to Understanding Migraines, proper treatment is particularly evasive for migraineurs. Studies have repeatedly shown that misdiagnosis occurs regularly with migraine. Plus, statistics suggest that more than 50% of those with migraine never get a diagnosis or professional medical treatment.

Mar03

Food Cures for Migraine Headaches

Categories // Headaches, Migraines

Food Cures for Migraine Headaches

Migraineurs are always looking for ways to prevent the frequency of attacks and reduce headache intensity. One tactic that can be extraordinarily helpful is a migraine prevention diet. Numerous foods can trigger migraines – including alcoholic beverages, caffeine, chocolate, and aged cheeses. However, simply focusing on foods you should limit can feel demoralizing and only approaches the problem from one side.

Feb25

Headache after Eating Sugar: HYPOGLYCEMIA vs. HYPERGLYCEMIA

Categories // Headaches

Headache after Eating Sugar: HYPOGLYCEMIA vs. HYPERGLYCEMIA

Scientific research is becoming more conclusive that blood glucose levels can be a factor in headache formation. Two disorders that seem to be underlying causes of headaches are hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Either of the conditions can be headache triggers, with hyperglycemia typically associated with migraines and hypoglycemia typically associated with standard headaches.

Feb21

Headaches and Pregnancy: What are the safest options for treatment?

Categories // Headaches, Stress Relief

Headaches and Pregnancy: What are the safest options for treatment?

According to an analysis published in 2011 in The Journal of Headache and Pain, migraines during pregnancy tend to occur less often and become less painful. Approximately 50 to 75% of women with chronic or intermittent migraine experience a decline in the frequency of attacks during the second and third trimesters. Severity of the attacks tends to become milder as well.

Feb19

The Management of the Chronic Migraine Headache

Categories // Stress Relief, Migraines

The Management of the Chronic Migraine Headache

Of the various types of headaches, chronic migraine is perhaps the most difficult to manage and treat. According to the International Headache Society, a chronic headache condition is experienced when an individual suffers headaches at least every other day, on average, for a span of 90 days. Chronic migraine is at fault when at least 60% of the headaches are migraine attacks (as opposed to tension headaches, sinus headaches, rebound headaches, etc.).

Feb13

How does tobacco smoking affect headaches?

How does tobacco smoking affect headaches?

Dr. Gary DeNelsky is a great example of how cigarette smoke acts as one of the most common headache and migraine triggers. According to the National Headache Foundation (NHF), DeNelsky started smoking as a teenager. Notably, though, the onset of his chronic headaches did not occur until his mid-20s. He first made the connection between his smoking habit and his head pain at 40 years old, when he quit.

Feb06

Living and Understanding Headaches: Solutions that Work

Categories // Headaches, Migraines

Living and Understanding Headaches: Solutions that Work

A recently released e-book, entitled Living and Understanding Headaches: Solutions that Work, covers various topics related to headache and migraine treatments and symptoms. It serves as a report for those who are either suffering from headaches or are otherwise interested in head pain conditions.

Feb03

4 Common Headache Types

Categories // Headaches

4 Common Headache Types

Headaches all involve head pain, as the name indicates, but they come in a variety of different forms, both physiologically and in terms of their triggers and symptoms. A migraine, for example, is not just a particularly excruciating headache. It involves a vasodilation (blood vessel expansion) component that is uncommon to other headaches, in which only vasocontriction (blood vessel narrowing) occurs. Head pain is diverse, as indicated by the following sample of different headache types from The Huffington Post.

Jan31

Best Protocols for Treating Migraines & Headaches

Categories // Migraines

Best Protocols for Treating Migraines & Headaches

Everyone has experienced head pain from time to time, but if you are one of the many people suffering from migraine (Migraine.com puts the number at 37 million), you are probably experiencing an inordinate amount of headache-like symptoms. In addition, you may have grown accustomed to the other symptoms of migraine, such as nausea, lightheadedness, and light sensitivity. You may have spent years trying to determine safe and effective migraine treatments.

Jan27

Are Your Migraines Warning Signs? The Connection to Other Diseases

Categories // Migraines

Are Your Migraines Warning Signs? The Connection to Other Diseases

Migraines are an incredibly common health condition, with over 40 million patients afflicted by the disorder in the United States. One out of every four migraineurs considers their migraines to be seriously disabling, according to statistics from Migraine.com. Additionally, women are three times more likely to experience migraine than men are.

Jan24

What Your Headache Means

Categories // Headaches, Stress Relief

What Your Headache Means

Headaches come in many different varieties. The correct diagnosis of your headache symptoms allows a healthcare practitioner to craft an appropriate treatment plan. Unfortunately, misdiagnosis is all too common with head pain because the signs and symptoms of different kinds of headaches are often so similar (although some unique symptoms, such as the aura of a classic migraine, make accurate diagnosis easier).

Jan13

What is the Pterygopalatine ganglion, and How do Blocks Work to stop migraine pain (SPG Nerve Block)?

Categories // Migraines

What is the Pterygopalatine ganglion, and How do Blocks Work to stop migraine pain (SPG Nerve Block)?

When pain management physicians and other specialists target pain, a nerve block is sometimes used. As its name suggests, nerve blocking prevents transmission of pain messages within the nervous system so that pain is minimized or not experienced at all. When treating headaches and migraines, scientific research suggests that a specific ganglion (nerve bundle) within the face is an ideal target for optimal pain alleviation.

Jan10

5 Ways to Avoid Hangover Headaches

Categories // Headaches

5 Ways to Avoid Hangover Headaches

A night of drinking, as most adults are well aware, can lead to excruciating head pain the following day. The reason for a hangover is probably twofold (though science does not offer an exact explanation): dehydration at a cellular level and an excess of toxic compounds. Essentially, these two factors decrease the quality of your blood until you are fully recovered

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