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21Aug, 2018

Acute Headaches

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As many as 45 million Americans suffer from recurrent headaches. In fact, about eight million doctor visits each year are related to headaches, most commonly, acute headaches. Acute headaches are headaches that are caused by an underlying disease or condition and are often extremely painful. Types of Acute Headaches A “typical” acute headache can occur in the forehead region, the temples, or the back of the head and neck, and may last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week. The different types of headaches include: Tension headaches are the most […]
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5May, 2017

Cluster Headache

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Cluster Headache General Cluster headache is far less common than migraine or tension headache.  Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or clusters, which gives the condition its name. Cluster headache is one of the most painful types of headache. In contrast to people with migraine headache, perhaps 5-8 times as many men as women have cluster headache. Most people get their first cluster headache at age 25 years, although they may experience their first attacks in their teens to early 50s. As the name suggests, the cluster headache exhibits a […]
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28Apr, 2017

Headaches

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Who Is Affected By Headaches? Headache disorders are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system experienced by a large percentage of the population. The World Health Organization reports that approximately 47% of the adult population suffered from at least one headache in the past year. There are a wide variety of headache disorders; the three most commonly discussed types of primary headache disorders are tension-type headache, migraine, and cluster headache. Headaches can also occur secondary to other issues in the body, such as medication-overuse headaches. While there […]
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13Feb, 2017

Signs Of A Concussion: How To Spot And Treat This Common Brain Injury

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Today, head injuries are becoming an increasing concern. If you get a phone call from your child’s school or sports coach, or are a teacher or coach yourself, you need to know what to do in the case of a concussion or other head injury. Understanding and identifying the signs of a concussion will help you take the right steps to get treatment for those in your care. What Is a Concussion? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that is milder in nature than other brain injuries. […]
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29Jan, 2016

Tension Headaches

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Tension headaches are the most common form of headaches. These headaches cause different types of pain, but the most common sensation is a dull pain that is present all over the head. The forehead may also feel tight, but other possible sensations such as sharp, constant and throbbing pain or tightness may also occur. For many patients, the triggers of the headaches can be almost untraceable. Some of the most common reported triggers include stress or staring at a backlit screen. Others include the consumption or withdrawal symptoms of alcohol, […]
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12Nov, 2015

Migraine

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Introduction Migraines are a severe type of headache that affects over 30 million Americans, with a 3:1 ratio of women to men. In some cases, these painful headaches are preceded or accompanied by an aura, such as flashes of light or blind spots. Migraine pain can be excruciating and may incapacitate you for hours or even days. Although the exact cause of migraine is unclear, there is evidence that dysfunction of the trigeminal nerve (the nerve responsible for sensation in the face, forehead, and anterior scalp) and imbalances of certain […]
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8Sep, 2015

Migraine Headaches!!!!!!

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Migraine Headaches !!!!!! Migraine headaches produce an intense throbbing, pulsing pain in one area of the head. The pain is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to sound and light. Migraine sufferers usually have recurring headaches that are triggered by stress, anxiety, lack of food, eating little sleep, or exposure to bright lights. Women are three times more likely to have migraine headaches than men, likely because of changes in hormone levels. Heredity may also play a role in who experiences migraines. Some people have success preventing migraines from […]
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