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FDA strengthens warning labels on non-aspirin painkillers

Some recognizable examples of Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) include ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), diclofenac, and  naproxen (Aleve).  They are frequently used as the first line of defence to reduce pain and inflammation.  Most NSAID medications are available without a prescription and are widely used to reduce fever and pain related to long- and short-term medical conditions such as […]

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Study Confirms #Migraine Headache Patients Almost 16 Times More Likely To Have Chronic Back Pain

Pain Medicine Today reports a new study showing a clear link between people with migraine headaches and chronic back pain. Investigators analyzed information from phone and mail surveys of 18,000 people in Germany. There were 9,944 respondents, for a response rate of 55.2%. Respondents with chronic migraine were 15.8 times more likely to have frequent […]

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Headaches Leading In Increased Risk of Suicide

There are some very interesting studies being published about the link between migraine headaches and increasing likelihood of suicide: From a pool of 4,765 persons randomly screened in the community (Detroit, Michigan area), the researchers arrived at a final sample of 1,186 respondents with full assessments via face-to-face interviews: 1) migraine (N = 496), 2) […]

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VIDEO: How The Nervous System Modulates Pain

This video is much more geared to the medical community than for the patient world, but we thought the general idea was well presented, and the graphics are pretty impressive too! The video will show you how pain travels to the brain, how the body reacts and how the pain is dealt with by the […]

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Some of the #Migraine Relief Hype: MCT

Microcurrent Therapy (MCT) use Microcurrent Electrical Neuruomuscular Stimulators (MENS Machines) to send a very small electrical current into a patient, in the hopes of relieving their headache symptoms. The idea of using electric currents to help heal and mange medical conditions is not new: The body’s electrical capabilities were studied at least as early as […]

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Define: Chronic #Migraine #Headaches

The International Headache Society’s (IHS) International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd Edition (ICHD-II), is considered the gold standard for defining and assessing headaches. They revised the ICHD-II with this criteria for chronic Migraine: Headache (tension-type and/or migraine) on ≥15 days per month for at least 3 months* Occurring in a patient who has had at […]

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#Migraine Disability Assesment Test (MIDAS)

If you think you are a migraine sufferer, there are a few basic questions you should ask yourself. The questions, known effectively as the MIDAS test, will help you and your health care provider better understand your headaches – a critical first step to effective treatment. We found this online test, (developed by Richard B. […]

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11 Home Remedies for #Migraine #Headaches

We recently came across this article on and thought it was worth sharing. It’s based on an interview with Dr. Brian Grosberg, assistant professor of neurology and director of Inpatient Headache Program  from the Montefiore Headache Center in Bronx, N.Y.and, aside from pointing out that nearly 75% of all migraine suffers are women, offers […]

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Migraine Releif Through Pacemaker?

ABC News is reporting an interesting case of migraine relief where the patient now has a neurostimulator (that, as the article describes, is like a small piece of spaghetti) has helped her. After 44 drugs and years of suffering, this experiment has helped her.  The doctor who took on the challenge, Stephen D. Silberstein MD […]

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