Do you ever experience neck stiffness or pain with your headaches? Recent research suggests that neck and head pain are more related than you think.
One study examined whether headaches and cervical spine impairment were linked in patients with head pain. Of the patients evaluated, 90% had cervicogenic headaches, or headaches linked to neck pain. Furthermore, the severity of patients’ headaches impacted the range of motion in their necks. This study demonstrates ... Continue Reading →
Mainstream medical treatment of migraine headache relies heavily on using pharmaceuticals to manage and control migraine pain. But medications can come with a slew of side effects like nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and even more headaches from medication overuse.
Fortunately natural remedies exist that can ease migraine without the adverse effects of drugs. A 2012 study found that chiropractic adjustments and massage resulted in ... Continue Reading →
The cause of migraines is still somewhat a mystery. Scientists have found a number of neurological and even genetic factors at play in regard to these often life-altering headaches, but haven’t yet identified a primary cause. Unfortunately, since the research is constantly changing, this essentially forces patients to accept treatments that temporarily ease their pain, but don’t offer any long-term solutions.
However, the first step to preventing ... Continue Reading →
As if raging hormones and growing pains weren’t enough, most pregnant women struggle with at least one bad headache or two. But a recent study from The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist suggests that not all headaches are created equal. In fact, some of them can even be signs of rare, serious conditions that require further medical treatment.
The literature review revealed that neurological issues are the third leading cause ... Continue Reading →
Although the analogy of “aches and pains” is often used to describe growing older, some researchers from Australia wondered how prevalent these issues are in adolescents. Shockingly, what they found is that our children may be in more pain than we realize.
For the purposes of this study, researchers reviewed a health survey of 404,000 school-aged children between nine and 17 years old. Boys and girls were asked about their experience ... Continue Reading →
An estimated 38 million Americans suffer from migraines on a regular basis, but scientists are still uncertain about exactly what causes migraines to occur. A new study that examined migraine headache triggers encountered a surprising potential new cause: relaxation. While stress has been tied to headaches, the study published in the journal Neurology shows that a period of relaxation directly after a stressful event ... Continue Reading →