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The Relationship between Migraines and TMJ

Behind dental cavities, migraines are the third most common illness in the world, affecting about 14 percent of the population. Migraines can start as a throbbing sensation, then develop into nausea, vomiting, extreme sensitivity to light, vision loss, and severe pain in one side of the head that can last up to fifteen hours. Those [...]

Headaches Could Mean Significant Problems At Work

According to a YouGov poll facilitated in the UK during Migraine Awareness Week, sixty-four percent of adults believe their employers don’t understand the nature of migraines and its effects on staff. Those who suffer from migraines recognize their severity. At their worst, migraines can be accompanied by symptoms of nausea or vomiting, and extreme sensitivity [...]

Can Custom Sunglasses Help with Migraines?

On June 21, Migraine Solidarity Day, people donned sunglasses as part of the Shades for Migraine campaign. The event was coordinated by the Association of Migraine Disorders. The point was to try to secure funding for non-opioid treatments for migraines and other chronic pain disorders. Why sunglasses? Some people believe that sunglasses can actually help [...]

Low Vitamin D Linked to Chronic Headache

In a new study from Finland, low vitamin D levels have been associated with the risk of chronic headaches. With many of us in Anchorage suffering from low vitamin D levels right now, this is an important factor to take into account if you find yourself developing more headaches than usual. Low Vitamin [...]

Are Your Headaches Getting Worse? You May Be Developing TMJ

Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) is a condition that may start in your jaw, but it causes symptoms throughout your body. One of the most common symptoms is headache. Of course, headaches are very nonspecific, so how do you know when your headaches might be a symptom of TMJ? One sign, according [...]

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