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Can Listening to the Sound Waves Cure Headaches and Migraines?

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A new sound-based therapy based shows promise in reducing blood pressure and easing migraine symptoms. The high-tech treatment, based on sound waves, reads brain activity through scalp sensors. That activity is then converted into a series of audible tones, which  reflects back to the brain through earbuds. (RELATED: Migraines Shown to Double Risk for Depression in…

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TMJ Pain Treatment May Alleviate Meniere’s Disease

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Meniere’s disease is a common, yet painful disorder that affects the inner ear. It causes severe dizziness, or vertigo. Sufferers also may have fluctuating hearing loss, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), and sometimes a feeling of fullness or pressure in their ear. It is a very frustrating condition because, until now, there was no known…

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The Peculiar Connection Between TMJ, Your Ears and Sinuses

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It’s not uncommon for patients suffering from TMJ conditions to also complain  of ear problems and sinus pressure. While it may seem strange, there IS a relationship between the ears, sinuses, and TMJ dysfunction. [RELATED: [WATCH] Massage for TMJ Pain Relief Therapy] Ear Problems & TMJ During growth and development the structures of the ear, the…

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Migraines Shown to Double Risk for Depression in Women

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Research finds that women who suffer from migraines, or have had them in the past, are at higher risk of developing depression. The Women’s Health Study of 36,154 women, found that of the 6500 who had suffered from migraines either past or present…. nearly 4-thousand of those women had developed depression in a 14-year follow up. Researchers…

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[WATCH] Massage for TMJ Pain Relief Therapy

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Most of the pain associated with a TMJ disorder can be treated without surgery. Massage for TMJ is one of many techniques that can help address the cause of TMJ disorders. Whether the pain comes from a jaw injury, arthritis, or simply the fatigue from repeatedly grinding or clenching your teeth, massage therapy can make…

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4 Quick Ways to Temporarily Relieve TMJ Discomfort

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A TMJ disorder, which is an condition in the temporomandibular joints (the joints that hinge the jaw), is often caused by mechanical stress to the jaw and the surrounding muscles. Unfortunately, TMJ disorders can cause severe discomfort in the joints around the jaw. If you are experiencing this type of pain, you’ll need to be…

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STUDY: How Laser Therapy Can Treat Chronic Craniofacial Pain

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Laser therapy has become an effective way to help accelerate healing and reduce pain associated with many types of conditions and diseases. And, for treating craniofacial pain there is no exception. Side effects are low, and the therapy is simple to deploy. The problem is, despite vast research, laser therapy for craniofacial pain isn’t widespread…

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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Take Opioids for Migraines

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Opiods are prescription painkillers that work by reducing the pain signals in the nerves and by reducing the release of pain-related neurotransmitters in the brain. They are often the go-to drugs for people with severe headaches and migraines. The problem is, however, opiods have been clinically shown to create more problems than just head pain.…

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Study Finds Migraines May Put People at Higher Risk For Thyroid Problems

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If you’re undergoing treatment for migraines, you may want to get your thyroid checked by a primary care physician. A new study suggests migraine sufferers and people with other types of headache disorders are at a greater risk of developing hypothyroidism, also known as underactive thyroid. What is Hypothyroidism? The thyroid is a gland at…

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Raising Awareness About the Dangers of Sleep Apnea

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One of the most concerning problems with sleep apnea is that so many people are undiagnosed. Some studies show that as much as 80% of sufferers have never been to a doctor for the condition. What’s worse is that many of these people don’t even understand the dangers of sleep apnea. Please have a look…

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