Category: Headaches

Kids take too much pain medication for headaches

Kids Take Too Much Pain Medication for Headaches According to a recent survey of nearly 700 children and adolescents, more than one in five were overusing over-the-counter pain medications to relieve headaches. Often parents aren’t aware their kids were using pain relievers. Of the children participating in the survey, 41% had migraines, 28% experienced tension Read More …

Headaches linked to snoring

Headaches Linked to Snoring A study published in the April 22, 2003 issue of the journal, Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology found that people with chronic daily headaches were more than twice as likely to snore as people with only occasional headaches. Chronic daily headache was defined as having a Read More …

Diet, Nutrition and Headaches

A combination of nutrition and hands-on therapy is usually very effective in treating headaches. In our last issue we discussed detoxification as one possible way to bring headaches under control. Simple things work very well in treating headaches. Often people who get headaches have habits that are causing the headaches, but have not made the Read More …

CoQ10 and Headaches

A study that involved 1,550 young subjects (aged 3-22) suffering from frequent headaches was published in Headache (2007; 47(1): 73-80). CoQ10 deficiency is common in headache patients. Approximately 75% of the subjects in this group was found to have a deficiency in CoQ10, almost half of those had levels below the reference range. The patients Read More …

Cluster Headaches and Melatonin

There seems to be a decrease in the levels of melatonin (a hormone) at night in people who suffer from cluster migraines. A small study published in the journal Cephalgia (1996;16:494-496) looked at 20 patients with cluster headaches. This was a double-blind, placebo-controlled study. One group of ten subjects received 10 mg. of melatonin orally Read More …

Chiropractic is Effective for Treating Migraines

127 subjects were involved in this controlled study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (Feb. 2000:23(2), pp91-5). The subjects all had at least one migraine headache per month, based on the International Headache Society standard. The response of the group receiving treatment showed improvement in migraine duration, frequency, and disability. Those receiving Read More …

Chiropractic a Question of Balance.

Perhaps the best known form of maual therapy is chiropractic. There are many techniques and professions that address the musculoskeletal system, using it to have a profound effect on health. Posture and Muscle Balance To simply say that poor posture stresses the spine doesn’t really convey how much of a burden poor posture is on Read More …

Aspartame Causes Headaches and Other Problems

Headaches are the most common complaint of aspartame users. The following symptoms may be linked to aspartame, according to the Aspartame Consumer Safety Network Fact Sheet: headaches, stomach disorders, seizures, skin lesions, rashes, anxiety attacks, muscle cramping and joint pain, nausea, vertigo, insomnia, numbness, blurred vision, blindness and other eye problems, memory loss, slurred speech, Read More …

Anti Migraine Drugs Might Cause More Pain than Relief

Certain Migraine Medications may not be Good for Heart Patients Researchers in the Netherlands found that some migraine medications cause the coronary arteries (the blood vessels feeding the heart) to contract. Narrowing of the coronary arteries caused by heart disease may result in chest pain or even heart attacks in an individual taking certain migraine Read More …

Alternative Care Good for Headaches

Research published in the journal Cephalalgia (2002;22:395-400), involved a survey of more than 70 adults attending a pain clinic in New York. About 85% of the group examined used alternative therapies to relieve their pain. Forty-nine therapies were mentioned in the survey, including acupuncture, biofeedback, meditation, chiropractic and massage. Of those who used alternative therapies, Read More …