Headache, Jaw Problems and Grinding Teeth

This study shows that TMJ problems go along with headaches.  They also found that people who grind their teeth (bruxism) can have TMJ issues and headaches as well. Clin J Pain. 2017 Sep;33(9):835-843. doi: 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000470. van der Meer HA1, Speksnijder CM, Engelbert RHH, Lobbezoo F, Nijhuis-van der Sanden MWG, Visscher CM. Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective of this observational study was to…

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Chiropractic Treatment for Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic headaches are the type of headache that originates in the neck area.  This article states that medications have a limited effect, and they are wanting to investigate non-drug approaches to this disabling headache.  What the authors concluded was, “…our results suggest that manual-therapy might be a safe treatment option for participants with cervicogenic headache…”,…

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Upper Neck Problemes In Women With Chronic Migraine Headaches

In this study, they used a test that I perform in my office on headache patients.  Its called the Flexion Rotation Test.  What I do, is to have you lay on your back, and I gently flex your chin to your chest.  Then I turn the head both ways to see if there is any…

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Acupuncture for Migraine: a Feasible Option?

April 07, 2017 By Leah Lawrence Patients with migraine without aura experienced a long-term reduction in migraine recurrence after undergoing acupuncture compared with patients undergoing a sham procedure. “True acupuncture manifested persisting superiority and clinically relevant benefits for at least 24 weeks in migraine prophylaxis, including reducing the number of migraine frequency and days with…

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Non-Prescription Treatments for Menstrual Migraine

By Heidi Moawad, MD Non-Prescription Treatments for Menstrual Migraine  Given that this patient population is quite large, many patients who experience menstrual migraines are otherwise healthy and express a strong interest in attempting to prevent or manage their migraine headaches without the use of prescription strength medications. Some non-pharmacological therapies that have shown promise in…

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Chiropractic Treatment Side-Effects When Treating Migraine Headaches

In this study, they found that migraine patients experienced mostly local tenderness, tiredness and neck pain. There were no severe or serious adverse events were reported. They also found FEWER adverse events that what was reported with prophylactic medications such as topiramate (Topamax), metoprolol (Lopressor and Toprol) or candesartan (Atacand). Musculoskeletal Science & Practice June…

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Chiropractic modality added to massage reduced headaches and improves range of motion

In this study, they concluded that the addition of spinal manipulation to massage therapy reduced headaches and improved neck range of motion. The effect of manipulation plus massage therapy versus massage therapy alone in people with tension-type headache. A randomized controlled clinical trial European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 11/29/2016 Espi–Lopez GV, et al.…

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FDA Approves Hand Held Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device for Cluster Headache

Deborah Brauser DISCLOSURES April 18, 2017 Deborah Brauser – Medscape April 18, 2017 The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation device for the treatment of pain from episodic cluster headache in adults, the manufacturer announced. The thumbs-up decision for the gammaCore (electroCore LLC) marks the agency’s first release of a…

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Acupuncture Useful for Migraine Prophylaxis

Pauline Anderson February 24, 2017 “True” acupuncture reduces migraine frequency, number of days with migraine, and pain intensity compared with “sham” acupuncture and being wait-listed for acupuncture, a randomized trial shows. These are some of the “several benefits” of acupuncture for patients with headache shown in this study, said author Fanrong Liang, MD, Acupuncture and…

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The potential impact of primary headache disorders on stroke risk

The Journal of Headache and Pain, 12/15/2016 Tsai CL, et al. – This population–based cohort study aimed to investigate whether patients with primary headache disorders (PHDs) were at a high risk of developing stroke. Researchers recommend that with gender–dependent, age–specific and time–dependent characteristics, PHDs is suggestive of an incremental risk for ischaemic stroke. Methods The…

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