Archive | July, 2009

Headache: Back of Head or Occiput

There are headaches that can be present for a wide variety of reasons.  The location of the headache can often tell your health care practitioner something more about the nature of your particular type of headache.  Headaches in back of head are often a sign that you are experiencing neck tension or dysfunction.  This is […]

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Migraine Causes: Triggers and Treatment Options

There are a wide spectrum of migraines to be sure.  Sometimes, differentiating between a migrane headache and other types of headaches can be challenging.  Like all health-related conditions, you should consult with your local health care practitioner to provide you with more accurate information or a diagnosis.  The migraine causes information being presented here is […]

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Cluster Headaches

This type of headache is one of the more intense on the pain scale side of things.  Cluster headaches are even nicknamed the ‘suicide headache’ because of the degree of pain.  Some of the frustration with this type of headache comes from the fact that the causes are not known.  There are triggers and statistics […]

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Tension Headaches and Tension Headache Symptoms

One of the most common types of headaches are the ones we’ll be discussing in this article.  Tension headaches, as they’re called, affect some roughly 3% of the population.  Additionally, it is estimated that this tension-type headache as it is called from the International Headache Society, accounts for 90% of all headaches.  So, as you […]

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Migraine Headache Triggers

What are some of the reasons that migraines arise?  How frequently do you suffer with your migraine symptoms?  Are migraines the result of the foods we eat, things in the environment or genetics?  These are all questions that we’ll address in this article relating to migraine triggers.  Is migraine headache prevention possible knowing these factors? […]

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Chiropractic Treatment: Back Pain Only?

There are just so many reasons to visit a chiropractor to have your spine and nervous system checked for proper function and health.  It is probably because the spine is in the back of our bodies and where chiropractors do most of their work that some misconceptions have come about.  For example, is chiropractic treatment […]

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Migraine Treatment: Conventional and Alternative Options

There are a variety of migraine treatment choices available to you.  As the title suggests, these options are available no matter what your health care philosophy or goals are.  Among the conventional, Western medical approaches are pharmaceutical options.  There have been many drug companies that have rushed into the migrane market as they’ve seen a […]

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Ocular Migraine: Description, Symptoms and Treatment

This term is used to describe a specific type of migraine.  Where most migraine symptoms usually have some sort of headache related pain, the ocular migraine does not.  This is why it is given its own name and must be differentially diagnosed from other types of headaches and migraine in particular.  One of the more […]

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Headache Remedies of Various Types

There are a variety of types of headaches.  Because of this, it can be difficult to know what headache remedies will be most effective for you.  Since the most common form is the tension headache, this is the likely place to start our discussion.  More and more, people are turning to natural and alternative ways […]

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Migraine Aura: Warning Signs and Symptoms

The term ‘aura’ means a sensation of air or breeze, classically.  This sensation is most noted for the way that it precedes the onset of a migraine or epileptic seizure.  There are often warning signs in life when things are about to happen.  This is just as true, if not more so, with regard to […]

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