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4 Common Questions Patients Ask About TMJ Treatment

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The number of people living with temporomandibular joint disorders is astounding. Current estimates put the number at approximately 10 million in the U.S. — many of them are un-diagnosed. If you think you may have a TMJ problem but have not yet sought help from a Pasadena TMJ specialist, we know you have a lot questions.…

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How to Cope With Holiday Scent Triggers

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a medication or a nose filter we could use to block out scents? It would certainly come in handy for migraine sufferers whose attacks hinge on scent triggers. The holidays are especially hard. With perfumes, air fresheners, scented candles, and potpourri — many gatherings can be fraught with…

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The LA Fires — Here’s What Migraine Sufferers Need to Know

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The fires burning across our land are not only devastating and incredibly scary — they threatened the health of thousands of people living in Southern California. People who are prone to migraines must stay especially vigilant during this time. According to a 2010 study published in the journal Headache, migraine sufferers are at greater risk of…

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Stress Relieving Music To Help You Through Migraines… and More

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If you turn up the tunes when you’re sitting in horrible Los Angeles traffic, then you know this to be true: Music has a powerful ability to reduce stress for some people. In fact, a number of studies have shown that music can help to reduce sickness, anxiety and distress. Yep, music is powerful stuff.…

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“Waiting Out” a Migraine May Cause Adverse Setbacks

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Do you treat a headache right when you feel one coming on, or do you “wait it out”? The answer to this question might change the way your pain is treated. Why Do Some People Wait to Treat? In a study of 690 migraine patients, 49% said that they often avoided or delayed taking their migraine medications…

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Coping With Migraines During the Holidays

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The holiday season can be a real challenge for people who suffer from chronic headaches and migraines.  Crowded stores, travel delays, stress, entertaining — all are potential migraine triggers. Even if you don’t get the debilitating headaches, there’s a good chance you have loved ones who do. Nearly one in four U.S. households includes someone…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Pasadena Pain Management

On this week of Thanksgiving, we want to express our appreciation to you for placing your confidence and trust in us. Serving you is a pleasure! All of us at Pasadena Pain Management wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!   — Dr. H. Robert Stender and staff

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5 Ways to Make the Holidays a Bit Easier — and Migraine Free

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For those people who battle chronic migraines and headaches, the prospect of Thanksgiving and Christmas can leave them wondering… how are they supposed to enjoy the season? Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make sure the holidays a bit easier — and hopefully migraine free.  1. Manage Your Food Triggers This is a…

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3 Thanksgiving Dinner Essentials for Migraine Sufferers

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We know a Thanksgiving dinner table just wouldn’t be complete without turkey and all the trimmings. But what if you could make that turkey feast with a few extra ingredients that could actually help ward off headaches, migraines, and other types of pain? Here are 3 pain-reducing Thanksgiving foods and spices you’ll want on your…

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Here’s Why Strong Scents Cause Headaches, Migraines… and More

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Avoid the urge to douse yourself in perfume or cologne — especially if you’re going to be around a group of people.Strong scents aren’t just annoying, they can cause real health problems. Symptoms from Strong Scent Products Out of a survey of 1,098 Australians, one-third of them reported experiencing one or more health issues as…

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