National Headache Foundation » Blog http://www.headaches.org To cure headache, and to end its pain and suffering. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:34:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Pain Week ’15http://www.headaches.org/event/pain-week-15/ http://www.headaches.org/event/pain-week-15/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 05:00:00 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?post_type=tribe_events&p=4380 Learn more about the National Headache Foundation, including the upcoming CAQ program at Pain Week ’15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stop by our booth on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday to pick up the latest edition of HeadWise, our quarterly magazine, and learn more about what we do at NHF.

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Free Educational Webinar: Cervicogenic Headache with Wade Cooper, DOhttp://www.headaches.org/event/free-educational-webinar-cervicogenic-headache/ http://www.headaches.org/event/free-educational-webinar-cervicogenic-headache/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:30:00 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?post_type=tribe_events&p=4185 All times are CST. Wade Cooper is the Medical Director of the University of Michigan Headache and Neuropathic Pain Clinic.  He is an assistant professor with the departments of Neurology and Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine.  He also serves as the fellowship director for the Headache Medicine Fellowship Program.  His areas of interest include interventional treatments for chronic headache and inflammation syndromes related to headache and centralized pain. REGISTER NOW!

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Reader’s Mail: Specific Sounds Trigger Migrainehttp://www.headaches.org/2015/07/20/readers-mail-specific-sounds-trigger-migraine/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/07/20/readers-mail-specific-sounds-trigger-migraine/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:19:08 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=4206 Q: It seems that certain types of music, especially loud, manufactured/synthesizer-type music, triggers my migraine headaches. I am wondering if any research has been done to determine the correlation of certain sounds or music to the onset of migraine headaches. An example of this music can be heard in some steakhouse-type restaurants. Sometimes my headaches are triggered by being placed on hold during a business phone call. I cannot listen to music using earplugs. Easy-listening music, live piano music, and/or Lawrence Welk-type music ... read more

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Migraineurs Frequently Forgo Using Triptanshttp://www.headaches.org/2015/07/20/migraineurs-frequently-forgo-using-triptans/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/07/20/migraineurs-frequently-forgo-using-triptans/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:44:32 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=4204 Triptans are first-line medications to treat acute migraine, but new research shows patients do not take them in more than 40% of their migraine attacks. Few studies have been conducted regarding how closely migraine patients follow treatment protocols.  Recently, however, Robert A. Nicholson, PhD, of Mercy Clinic Headache Center and Mercy Health Research in Saint Louis, led a team that studied more than 260 migraineurs, who kept headache diaries for at least one month. Over the course of the study, ... read more

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Childhood Trauma, Especially Parental Domestic Violence, Raises the Risk of Migrainehttp://www.headaches.org/2015/07/20/childhood-trauma-especially-parental-domestic-violence-raises-the-risk-of-migraine/ http://www.headaches.org/2015/07/20/childhood-trauma-especially-parental-domestic-violence-raises-the-risk-of-migraine/#comments Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:38:28 +0000 http://www.headaches.org/?p=4202 While considerable research has focused on physiological or genetic reasons for migraine, researchers have known that some life experiences, particularly traumatic events in childhood, increase migraine risk. Recently, Canadian researchers have found that as the range of traumatic experiences increases for a child, so does his or her risk of developing migraine. “We found the more types of violence the individual had been exposed to during their childhood, the greater the odds of migraine. For those who reported all three ... read more

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