200 S. El Molino Ave. Suite 6, Pasadena CA 91101
Contact : (626) 773-8333

Blog

Headache Won’t Go Away? 5 Signs You Should Be Concerned

pasadena pain management

Most of the time, headaches are caused by hangovers, tension, or sinus problems during a weather change. But when headaches are sudden and debilitating, or accompanied by other worrisome red flags, it might mean there’s something serious going on. Here’s how to recognize 5 different symptoms that signal you have more than just a headache…

Read More

Study Confirms TMD Can Increase Frequency of a Migraine

Pasadena Pain Management

While plenty of research has shed light on the link between temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) disorder (TMD) and chronic headaches, a new study sheds light on how they may be connected. Researchers from the University of São Paulo in Brazil found that TMD can increase the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.  The Findings For the study,…

Read More

4 Unusual Symptoms Associated a TMJ Disorder

Pasadena Pain Management

A TMJ disorder is a very complex problem that can have widespread effects on other areas of the body. In fact, some of the areas of the body that can be affected by TMJ problems may surprise you! Dizziness or Problems with Balance Vertigo occurs when the vestibular system — which is essential to movement and…

Read More

Emotions Have Nothing to Do With Causing Migraines, Say Scientists

Pasadena Pain Management

There is a common misconception floating around that migraines in women are fueled by their inability to manage stress and emotions. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, scientists make it clear that migraines are a real, debilitating medical condition related to temporary abnormal brain activity. And, fact that they may be more…

Read More

Can Exercise Aggravate a TMJ Disorder?

TMJ Dentist Pasadena CA

Active lifestyles are the norm here in Southern California. That’s why many of our patients are concerned about whether exercise will contribute to their TMJ disorder. The answer is the act of exercising will NOT cause a TMJ disorder. However, exercising can indirectly contribute to TMJ pain if you tend to clench your jaw or…

Read More

How To Headache-Proof Your Home

Pasadena Pain Management Headache Doctor Stender

Whether you suffer from migraines due to dental force issues and TMJ/TMD or stress, triggers are inevitable. Most of know about food triggers, but have you ever stopped and thought about what triggers are lurking right in front of you at home? Here are some expert ways to headache-proof your home. Use dim or green…

Read More

“Waiting Out” a Migraine May Cause Adverse Setbacks

migraine specialist pasadena ca and migraine doctor

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…

Read More

Cucumbers – A Cure For Headaches, Bad Breath

pasadena pain management

They cost less than a dollar, but boy do they pack health punch. I’m talking about cucumbers. What many people don’t know is that cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day. The fruit (yes, it IS a fruit) contains: Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 Folic Acid Vitamin C Calcium Zinc Iron…

Read More

Studies Suggest Taking a Sleeping Pill Every Night May Be Harmful to Your Health

As a pain management practice in Pasadena, many of our patients suffer from sleep problems — especially those patients who suffer from TMJ disorders,  craniofacial pain, headaches and migraines. Aside from our patients, however, tens of millions of Americans struggle to sleep as well. And many of them turn to sleeping pills for help. Older…

Read More

Alternative Migraine Therapies For Temporary Pain Relief

Pasadena Pain Management

People who suffer from migraine headaches know true pain. They have felt the throbbing pressure in their skull. They know what it’s like to curl up in a dark room. They also have probably tried every over-the-counter pain medication available to find relief. Traditional migraine medications can provide temporary relief — but not always. And…

Read More