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Hormone Therapy May Be Safe for Menopausal Women With Migraines

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Women who suffer from migraines may be able to safely use hormone therapy to treat menopause symptoms, according to a study. The study of 85,000 U.S. women found no evidence that hormone therapy carried a particular risk of heart attack or stroke among those with a history of migraine headaches. The possibility had been a concern,…

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Summertime Migraine Triggers That’ll Ruin Your Fun

Memorial Day is right around the corner, and summer is not far behind. While most of us crave the long, lazy days of summer…. for some, it’s a time of misery and despair. Migraine sufferers are especially prone to a 5-alarm attack during the months of June, July, and August. By recognizing some common summertime migraine…

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[WATCH] TMJ Pain Treatment: What You Can Expect at Your First Appointment

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Pasadena Pain Management provides comprehensive treatment for TMJ pain. But before you and I begin treatment, we’ll ask you to come in for an initial consult and examination. That first exam will consist of several things, including: A cancer screening Analysis of any signs of disease (gum disease, or tooth decay) A muscle exam to…

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You’re Not Imagining It. Pain in the Head and Face Causes More Suffering

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You’re not imagining it. People consistently say pain in the head, face, jaw, eyes, ears, and teeth is more disruptive, and more emotionally draining, than pain anywhere else in the body. Scientists at Duke University say this is absolutely true. In fact, they say our brains are wired this way, making us suffer more from…

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Living With Pain Everyday? You’re Aging Faster Than You Think

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Pain that persists for any length of time and is resistant to natural healing is known as chronic pain. It is physically, socially, and psychologically debilitating. And now, according to researchers, pain causes premature aging symptoms. Pain and Premature Aging Scientists from the University of California San Francisco analyzed information from 18,531 adults aged 50…

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New Drug Shown to Stop Migraines Without Side Effects

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While my pain management practice focuses on drug-free treatment for headaches, migraines, TMJ pain and other types of facial pain — I do still keep track of industry trends involving new prescription medications. And news last month of a new study involving a drug to successfully treat migraines WITHOUT side effects caught my eye. Drug…

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New Study Looks at Whether Melatonin Can Prevent Migraines

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Melatonin is a natural, over-the-counter supplement many people take to help them relax and get a better night’s sleep. But what if the inexpensive medicine could also prevent migraines? That’s the question researchers in Brazil posed in a new study in which they compared melatonin with a common preventative medication called amitriptyline. Patients were randomized to…

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Top 10 Best and Worst Cities to Live in If You Have Migraines

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Imagine if you could pick up and move anywhere in the country to reduce your migraine attacks. Sure, it’s a little impractical and far-fetched, but the folks at Sperlings evidently think it IS do-able. So much in fact, they’ve analyzed the best and worst cities to live in if you suffer from migraines. The good…

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TMD Headaches – Putting the Bite on Pain

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I know I’m not alone in this and that other dentists hear it all the time as well… I have patients come in complaining of headaches, and of course I ask if they have ever been screened for Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD), a disorder involving the jaw joint. Often, they have heard the term, but have…

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How Poor Posture May Be Responsible for Headaches and Jaw Pain

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Bite force misalignments in the mouth and TMJ disorders often cause headaches and jaw pain. But did you know poor posture may be to blame as well? If you experience frequent headaches and pain in your lower jaw, the Academy of General Dentistry recommends consulting a dentist AND checking your posture. (RELATED: Looking for TMJ Pain…

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