Headaches Are One of the Most Common Ailments

It may be surprising, but 14% of the US population (or over 45 million) have a chronic or long-term headache condition according to the National Headache Foundation. Headaches are the most common reason for needing a day off work or school. In fact, 157 million days are missed every year due to head pain. This [...]

2016-12-28T20:34:49+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Headaches|Comments Off on Headaches Are One of the Most Common Ailments

The Basics of Basilar Migraines in Apple Valley MN

One type of migraine headache is called the basilar migraine. They are caused by a disruption in the brainstem. Before an actual migraine comes on, the person will have an aura. This may include dizziness, seeing double, and having problems with coordination. It occurs between 10 and 45 minutes before the head pain begins. Vertigo [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:15+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches|Comments Off on The Basics of Basilar Migraines in Apple Valley MN

Easing the Pain of Cluster Headaches in Apple Valley, MN

Cluster headaches are described as the worst pain that a human can endure. They come on suddenly, with no warning whatsoever, and often leave in the same manner causing the sufferer to be extremely exhausted. Symptoms that accompany cluster headaches are: Excruciating pain on one side of the head, usually around the eye, but may [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:16+00:00 June 13th, 2016|Headaches|Comments Off on Easing the Pain of Cluster Headaches in Apple Valley, MN

Can Medicine Actually Make Headaches Worse?

Around the world, 46% of people have an active problem with headaches. In the USA, this makes up 10% of people. Headaches are seen more often in women than men. They can be debilitating to those that suffer from them. Treatment options vary. Some medical doctors may recommend something as simple as changes in eating [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:16+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Headaches|Comments Off on Can Medicine Actually Make Headaches Worse?

Is a Concussion Behind Those Lingering Headaches?

Annually, millions of concussions from sports-related injury are reported in the US. Specifically, there are between 1.6 to close to 4 million of these concussions each year. While certain contact sports may be what comes to mind first, studies show that cheerleading is the number one sport with the most injuries for women's sports, and [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:17+00:00 March 28th, 2016|Concussion, Dizziness, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Vertigo, Whiplash|Comments Off on Is a Concussion Behind Those Lingering Headaches?

How Are Migraines and Concussions Similar?

You might be hearing a lot lately about concussions in the news or while watching sports. It seems to be that the majority of people believe concussions to be a temporary injury that heals up rather quickly. They are quite common among those that play recreational and professional sports. Almost 4 million people are affected [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:18+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Concussion, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches|Comments Off on How Are Migraines and Concussions Similar?

The Danger of Soccer in the Development of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

How Soccer changes your Brain According to an article in Fox, repetitive heading of the soccer ball can lead to brain injuries. In the last decade there has been more concern surrounding concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries sustained by football players and military personnel. Though more and more studies indicate those injuries, which can [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:19+00:00 November 9th, 2015|Concussion, Dizziness, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Mild traumatic brain injury, Post concussion syndrome, Uncategorized, Whiplash|Comments Off on The Danger of Soccer in the Development of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

Concussion: The Sprained Ankle of Brain Injury

The common belief around Concussions is that they are a temporary event that will heal quickly. Concussions are a common occurrence in many sports and recreational activities that affect 1.6-3.8 million people in the United States.1 Concussions can happen quickly and often go undetected with little or no symptoms, until they manifest as larger problems [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:20+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Chronic pain, Concussion, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Vertigo|Comments Off on Concussion: The Sprained Ankle of Brain Injury

Concussions, Chronic Headaches and Vertigo

Concussions and Other MTBI An MTBI or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, which includes concussions, can happen to anyone, but so many people aren't aware when they suffer from one. That's because so many people think this type of MTBI only occurs if a person is knocked unconscious, but that is not always the case. When [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:20+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Chronic pain, Concussion, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches, Post concussion syndrome, Vertigo|Comments Off on Concussions, Chronic Headaches and Vertigo

Knowing what Causes Migraines in Apple Valley MN

The Numbers on Migraines So, you want to know what causes Migraines? Well, there are various factors that can and do contribute to a person experiencing this neurological disorder. The scary thing is that no one is immune to experiencing them, and even 5% of people experience a migraine by the age of 15. Of [...]

2016-10-25T01:24:20+00:00 August 31st, 2015|Chronic pain, Headaches, Migraine headaches, Migraine Headaches|Comments Off on Knowing what Causes Migraines in Apple Valley MN