Migraines and Headaches + Original Articles

You Can Have a Migraine Without a Headache

Learn about this unusual and sometimes frightening form of migraine. For most people, a migraine is a very painful experience. More intense than a headache, a migraine can cause throbbing and pounding so severe that some sufferers are incapacitated. But for a small percentage of migraine sufferers, usually those in midlife or older, the pain never comes.

The 4 Most Common Kinds of Headaches

And 4 ways to make your headache go away. Whether mild or severe, a headache certainly can put a damper on your day. The good news is that most headaches respond well to treatments—and these don’t necessarily require medications. Headaches can be broken down into two subtypes, explains Noah Rosen, MD, director of North Shore-LIJ's Headache Center in Great Neck, NY.

Increased Risk of Stroke in Older Migraine Patients

A new warning for senior migraine patients. If you're an older adult who suffers from migraines, you may also have a symptomless type of brain injury that puts you at increased risk of a stroke. These findings come from a study recently published in the American Heart Association's journal, Stroke.

How to Avoid Rebound Headaches

If you re constantly getting headaches and treating them with pain relievers, your medication may be part of the problem. Here s how to get off the headache merry-go-round. What’s a "rebound headache"? Also known as medication overuse headache, it’s a common complaint among patients who treat their aching heads with analgesics, or pain relief drugs. For people who take pain relievers for headaches on a very regular basis, the absence of the medicine can actually initiate a headache, according to Richard B.

Headache? Or Something More Serious?

The difference between common types of headaches, and headaches that are serious cause for alarm. If your head hurts, take comfort: "Headache is a universal human experience," says Richard B. Lipton, MD, director of the Montefiore Headache Center, Edwin S. Lowe Professor, vice chair of neurology, professor of epidemiology and population health, and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY.

6 Ways to Get Relief From Monster Headaches

Suffering from a head full of pain? These treatments will help you get back on your feet, fast. When you have a migraine headache, the intense pain and debilitating side effects which include nausea, sensitivity to light, and dizziness can make it impossible to get on with your day. More than 12 percent of the U.S. population suffers from these severe headaches and if you get them, you want to be sure you're doing everything you can to avoid another painful episode.

Link Between Digestive Diseases and Migraines?

Studies shed light on the possibility that your migraines are connected to digestive disorders. If you suffer from migraines, you might assume the problem is, literally, all in your head. But studies shed light on the possibility that your migraines are connected to celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder whose hallmark is destruction of the villi in the small intestine when gluten is eaten, as well as other digestive conditions.

Chiropractic Care: Benefits Beyond the Back

Spinal manipulation is a helpful element of ongoing pain treatment for many. Learn what to expect from your visit to the chiropractor. Pain is never easy to live with, but pain has an important place in our lives. It can be a warning that we're harming our bodies or a sign that something isn't right and needs investigating. As we age, improper lifting, sharp or sudden movements, or participating in sports can strain or injure the soft tissue areas surrounding the spine—often resulting in acute pain lasting a days or weeks.

Deal With the Dreaded Airplane Headache

While the logistics of air travel can be a pain in the neck, for some, flying can literally be a pain in the head. Research suggests that so-called airplane headaches may be a real problem for a small percentage of the roughly two billion annual air travelers. Some medical experts even propose including this phenomenon as a new headache designation. Airplane headaches most often strike during takeoff and landing.

Acupressure: Give Yourself Relief

You can easily access two pressure points used widely in this ancient form of healing. Acupressure is an ancient form of healing that applies pressure, usually from fingers, along specific trigger points on the body. It's similar to acupuncture, which uses tiny needles instead of pressure. Proponents of acupressure use it for a wide variety of healing and wellness purposes, including stress and pain relief, colds and flu, insomnia, depression, dizziness, digestive disorders, nausea, morning sickness, and immune system enhancement.

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