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Headaches Caused by Traumatic Brain Injuries

Headaches Caused by Traumatic Brain Injuries One common symptom of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in adults is a recurring headache that comes and goes within a one year period. These headaches can be caused by fluid buildup in the head resulting from a head injury, changes or damage to the brain caused by the injury, or neck and skull…read more →

Migraine Pain Relief

Migraine Pain Relief: Underused Treatments and Medications A lot of people suffer from migraines, but only a few of them see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatments. More often than not, migraine headache sufferers stock up on over-the-counter pain relievers just in case they suffer a migraine attack, but there are other medications patients can take, but can only…read more →

Getting Your Headaches Checked

Getting Your Headaches Checked: How to Prepare for Your Doctor’s Appointment Headaches are usually nothing to worry about, but in some cases, a trip to the doctor may be beneficial. There are several reasons for you to seek medical help for your headaches. If you are experiencing an increase in headache frequency, if the severity of your headaches is escalating,…read more →

Understanding Cough Headaches

While it seems unusual to many, there are people who feel mild to severe head pain every time they cough. In some cases, the same pain is triggered when the person bends over or sneezes. When a person has a cough headache, severe pain can last anywhere from a few seconds to several minutes. Once the stabbing sensation has subsided,…read more →

Top 10 Headache Myths (Part 2)

Many medical myths have been debunked in recent years; but when it comes to common headache conditions, many popular beliefs are still accepted as facts. While more research still needs to be done to determine the actual cause of certain headache conditions, enough information has come to light in order to dispel a lot of popular myths that people believe…read more →

Top 10 Headache Myths (Part 1)

Myths are created from the need to explain things we don’t understand. The lack of knowledge on a particular subject can help keep myths alive for generations. In fact, today, many people still believe in a lot of myths that have been proven to be untrue a long time ago. A lot of the myths that still exist today revolve…read more →

The Connection between Allergies and Headaches

An allergy is a condition that’s hard to explain. An allergic reaction is caused by a normally harmless substance that is seen by the body as a threat. When inhaled or ingested, the body attacks this substance by releasing chemicals, causing the reaction. It’s still unclear why some people react to certain allergens while others do not, but what is…read more →

Rebound Headaches: When Your Pain Medication Turns on You

Over-the-counter pain medications such as aspirin, acetaminophen, and Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen have been around for years now. They don’t get you high and they’re not addictive, which is why they are included in the list of controlled substances which one would need a prescription for. While these drugs are considered safe for general use, there is always…read more →

When to See a Doctor for Your Headache

People get headaches all the time. This is why we always keep over-the-counter pain medications in our medicine cabinets. While several forms of headaches can be chronic and debilitating, most headaches are benign and they usually go away after resting, rehydrating, or taking simple analgesics. In these cases, doctors often focus more on headache prevention or pain management to help…read more →

How to Manage Hangover Headaches

Alcohol consumption has been part of many celebrations for centuries and that’s not about to change anytime soon. While taking that one last shot seemed like a good idea at the time, a lot of people regret having had too much to drink when they wake up in the morning. The dreaded hangover causes a person to feel weak and…read more →

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