Finding Natural Relief for Migraines
Migraine, Migraines, Headaches, Headaches, Head Pain, Migraine Headaches

No doubt about it, migraine headaches are unbearable and can be devastating to the person suffering from them. It is important to the migraine sufferer to find a fast solution that works. This can be a frustrating struggle. While medication may offer some relief, it is only temporary, and migraines will more-than-likely return. The medications used to treat migraines are also used for depression, high blood pressure, and seizures. These conditions do have some similarities, but that doesn’t mean that the same medicine works for all. It is vital to get to the root cause of migraines in order to … Continue reading “Finding Natural Relief for Migraines”

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Natural Relief for Meniere’s Disease in Anchorage
Vertigo, Dizziness, Menieres, Menieres Doctor, Menieres Relief

Meniere’s disease is a disabling disorder of the inner ear that causes such symptoms as vertigo, visual disturbances, and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) resulting in possible hearing loss for sufferers. It has been described as feeling like you are seasick and having a jet engine roaring in your ear. Two hundred out of every one hundred thousand people are affected. It generally sets in around age forty. The part of the central nervous system that is afflicted is the vestibular system along with the inner ear. The cause is unclear, but research leads to evidence suggesting a trauma to … Continue reading “Natural Relief for Meniere’s Disease in Anchorage”

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Help Coping with Migraines in Anchorage, Alaska
Migraines, Headaches, Migraine Medication, Headache Medication, Migraine, Headache, Chronic Pain

A migraine is defined as an intense throbbing in one part of the head and is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. It can last for a few hours or for days. Some migraines are preceded by an aura, which is a sensory warning symptom, such as flashes of light, tingling in the arms or legs, or blind spots in vision. Migraines are debilitating for those suffering from them.  Treatment for Migraines  Most people will turn to their general practitioner first for something to make the pain go away. When the attack begins the most … Continue reading “Help Coping with Migraines in Anchorage, Alaska”

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Are Your Migraines the Result of a Whiplash Injury?
Whiplash, Car Accident, Spine Alignment

A recent or even past injury may be to blame for your migraines. This is particularly true if the injury or accident resulted in whiplash. A car accident at just 5 mph is sufficient for causing whiplash, so do not discount minor injuries or accidents. Unfortunately, whiplash is often treated with pain relievers and nothing is done to repair the connective tissue damage that was suffered as a result of the trauma. The result is continued degeneration of tissue as well as the spine. Why is connective tissue so important?   The Role of Connective Tissue in the Body   What does … Continue reading “Are Your Migraines the Result of a Whiplash Injury?”

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Can Your Headache Medication Be Part of the Problem?
Migraines, Headaches, Migraine Medication, Headache Medication, Migraine, Headache, Chronic Pain

There are various types of headaches. Understanding your condition involves knowing the type of headaches you suffer from. Several types of headaches are far more common than the rest. Here are a few variations you should know about.   Tension Headache – This is the most frequently experienced headache. Tension builds into what feels like a constant band of pressure around the head.   Migraine Headaches – While migraines are actually a neurological condition with many other symptoms, a severe headache is the most commonly known and experienced symptom. Other symptoms may include nausea and vomiting or sensitivity to light and sound.   … Continue reading “Can Your Headache Medication Be Part of the Problem?”

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Your Back Pain and Your Migraines
Back Pain, Back Ache, Migraine, Headache

From Back Pain to Migraine If you recently started suffering from migraine headaches, but you’re not sure what caused them, the reason may be below your head. Migraine are not a type of headache as many people think, rather they are a neurological disorder, and headaches are just one possible symptom of migraines. Now, if you suffer from migraines, it may be because of one of many different reasons including food allergies, genetics, and more. Your migraine pain may also be the result of your back pain. Back Pain that Causes Migraines Central Nervous System Disorder (CNS) – Your brain … Continue reading “Your Back Pain and Your Migraines”

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Josh Hamilton’s Ongoing Struggle with Migraines
Josh Hamilton, Migraine, Headaches

Just another Baseball Battle For the past several years, going back to before he was with the Los Angeles Angels, outfielder Josh Hamilton has suffered from chronic migraines. His pain became so bad during one game in August of 2013 that he left the ballpark, returned to his hotel, took some nausea medication, and went to sleep. Now, all of that is the bad news, but the good news is that he only suffers from about three migraines a year. Then again, that’s if your consider suffering from even one migraine good news, but then again three a year is … Continue reading “Josh Hamilton’s Ongoing Struggle with Migraines”

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The UK’s Rising Epidemic of Migraines – Pt 3
Migraine, Headache, Chronic Pain

Research on the Overuse of Medication So, this is our third blog in a three blog series on the effects of the overuse of medication to treat headaches. We’ll look at the research of Manhit Matharu, a contulting neurologist at the  National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, who said the overuse of medication tended to affect people after about 10 to 15 days of consecutive use of the medicine. Matharu stated: “This is a huge problem in the population. The figures in terms of the number of people who have medication overuse headache are one in 50, so that is … Continue reading “The UK’s Rising Epidemic of Migraines – Pt 3”

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The UK’s Rising Epidemic of Migraines – Pt 2
Migraine, Headache, Chronic Pain

Rising Migraines Last week, we talked about the BBC’s report of the rising number of people throughout the UK who are suffering from headaches. We also looked at how relying on medication too much is leading to “Medication Overuse Headaches,” which are headaches as the name suggests that happen because of relying on headache medication too much to try to alleviate headaches. Most often, those headaches that people try to cure themselves start out as tension-type headaches or migraines that they end up taking too much medication to cover. Here is a list of the various types of headaches people … Continue reading “The UK’s Rising Epidemic of Migraines – Pt 2”

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The UK’s Rising Epidemic of Migraines – Pt 1
Migraine, Headache, Chronic Pain

The BBC Reports on Migraine headaches According to a report by the BBC, millions of people throughout the UK suffer from severe but “completely preventable” headaches. The worst of those headaches are migraine headaches, but the frustrating part is that the overuse of medication to treat those migraines is increasing the number of migraine headaches people are suffering. Of course, the go to answer for most of those headache sufferers is to cover the symptoms with medication, but that’s not always the right answer. That’s because medicine may make it seem like the problem no longer exists, but it doesn’t … Continue reading “The UK’s Rising Epidemic of Migraines – Pt 1”

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