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Reducing Head Pain In Different Patient Populations

This June on PainDoctor.com, we looked at many different populations of head pain patients and shared relevant new research about these populations, suggested traditional and alternative treatment methods for everyone, and encouraged each patient to find community, no matter who they are or what condition they face.
New research on head […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Discovery: The Lymphatic System And Its Neurological Connection

The lymphatic system is a complex network of 600-700 lymph nodes, lymph vessels, and a clear fluid that contains white blood cells (lymph). The primary function of the lymphatic system is to fight infection and remove toxins and waste from the body. For decades, scientists and researchers believed that the […]

By |June 29th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recipe: No-Bake Healthy Chocolate Bars

Chocolate is an ingredient that plays an interesting role relative to migraine prevention. Chocolate contains caffeine, which in large doses, can actually cause severe headaches, as well as anxiety and irritability. Yuck!

However, in small quantities, that same caffeine can help the body absorb pain medication faster, once a migraine does […]

By |June 27th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How Can Stress Lead To Head Pain?

Clenched jaws, tight fists, nervous stomach: these are all signs of stress or worry. Over time, these signs can lead to muscle aches and pains, but did you know that once the stress has passed migraine sufferers are at an increased risk of migraine due to stress let-down?

Researchers have long […]

By |June 26th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Connections Between Whiplash And Chronic Pain

Whiplash is an injury to the neck that most often occurs as a result of a car accident. Not only is whiplash one of the most common types of injuries in the United States, but it is also one of the most common causes of chronic neck pain.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash […]

By |June 25th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Reducing Risk: Concussion And Head Injury

When we first learn to walk, it is inevitable that we will spend a fair amount of time falling down. As the body learns to toddle, the brain is learning to help the muscles pick up legs and recognize obstacles like stairs, cracks in the sidewalks, and other hazards. As […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Can Menstruation Cause Head Pain?

Migraine headaches are a specific type of neurological head pain that affects approximately 36 million people in the U.S. annually. Women are affected at a rate three times that of men. Research has indicated that the hormone fluctuation related to menstruation is largely to blame for this disparity, a disparity […]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Can Contraception Cause Headaches?

Approximately 36 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraine headaches, most commonly between the ages of 18 and 55. Women are disproportionately affected by this, with 18% of women suffering from regular migraines (as opposed to 6% of men). One of the main identifiable causes of migraine is fluctuating […]

Recipe: Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Sweet Potato Ketchup

If you suffer from migraines, you might want to consider adding more magnesium to your diet. It can aid in preventing migraines, and is thought to be particularly effective for women who experience severe pain during their menstrual cycles.

While you can take magnesium in supplement form, you can also get […]

By |June 20th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Honoring Fathers On Father’s Day

This year we celebrate fathers on June 21st, 107 years after it was first celebrated in 1908. Grace Golden Clayton, inspired by Anna Jarvis’ celebration of her mother, suggested to the pastor of her church that he recognize and honor all of the children left fatherless by the Monongah mining […]

By |June 19th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

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