Can Sleep Apnea Cause Headaches? Sleep Lab for Chronic Headaches

Might the horrendous “gasping for air” sound sleep apnea sufferers make cause headaches? If this description fits your night, maybe it’s time to visit a sleep lab.

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Medication Available For Chronic Daily Headaches

I’m sorry, but articles looking for new medications for headaches always irritates me. First of all, most patients have multiple types of headaches (and while “migraine” seems to be the wastebasket diagnosis most are given, I find most are not migraine at all…) so they will need multiple therapeutic angles. Continue reading Medication Available For Chronic Daily Headaches

Did You Know Your Irregular Heartbeat Causes Brain Damage?

I don’t write much about atrial fibrillation or causes of irregular heartbeat, but I have a pretty strong understanding of how to fix it.

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Post Concussive Syndrome: 5 Tips to Protect Your Brain

As a chiropractor, post concussive syndrome is not an unusual thing to see in our office following trauma such as a motor vehicle accident.

For the patients that develop post concussive syndrome, life can be pretty miserable.

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Amitriptyline Effective Prophylaxis for Headache in Childhood

There are two interesting things in this article. First, headaches in children are becoming prevalent enough to warrant research studies on eliminating them. We must ask ourselves why children are now more likely to suffer from headaches. The second issue is the long term introduction and use of pharmaceutical drugs in children. Our younger generation is being raised to believe that taken drugs for our “health” is okay. I’ve seen many children in my office with complaints of headache that resolve very quickly without the need for medications.

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Teen Headaches: Medical Care May Be the Wrong Choice

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It’s your child. The blinding pain of a headache is hard to ignore, so you do what you think is the right thing. Pediatrician, PCP, urgent care or ER, depending on the situation.

There’s a 50% chance this is a bad choice.

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Exercise, Memory, Depression and Your Brain; Great News!

The list of things you can do to protect your brain and improve brain function is quite long, but there is one things that is always at the top.

Exercise.

There is absolutely, positively no doubt that exercise is incredibly important for your brain.  And this is regardless of what you are worried about or what you are dealing with.  Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety, chronic migraine headaches, seizures, multiple sclerosis…

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Children, Gluten, Sleep Apnea and Headaches, Oh My!

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Here’s the reality of human physiology; we will NEVER understand how complicated it is.   Gluten sensitivity’s effect on the brain falls under this category.

There’s no doubt that many of us has a grasp on small amounts of how the body works, but the big picture is just too big for any one of us to understand fully.  It’s kind of like–I can drive around here in Phoenix quite well and know where I’m at or at least how to get to where I need to go.  But drop my in Dubai without a map or GPS and I’m pretty much screwed (especially since my Arabic is a little rusty…).

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Can This Really Help Abort A Migraine?

As I’ve mentioned many times in the past, the goal in a patient that is experiencing migraines is to improve their physiology so the brain is not so upset and the migraines can go away.  In almost all cases, this is possible.  It’s not usually addressed in this fashion, but it is possible for this type of outcome if the patient is willing to make changes and the physician is more concerned about what is causing the migraines then figuring out what medications will control the headaches.

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