Category Archive for: ‘Headaches’

Surgery for Neck Pain May Also Relieve Headaches

August 12, 2009HealthDay Newsajc.com Surgery can significantly improve headaches associated with neck problems, according to the results of a patient survey. The study included 1,004 patients, aged 25 to 78, who had two types of cervical neck operations — arthroplasty (disk replacement) or arthodesis (spine fusion). Before the surgery, 86.4 percent of the patients reported headaches — 34.1 percent had …

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Medication Overuse Can Make Chronic Headaches Worse

December 6, 2008By Linda DumsFor The Post-Crescent When a headache hits, it’s easy to reach into the medicine cabinet for a pill. But if the occurrences are frequent, sufferers may be experiencing headaches from medication overuse and should see a doctor. “In the long run it’s the right thing to do because suffering headaches you really can’t work at your …

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Duke Study: Acupuncture Offers Better Headache Relief Over Medication

By Duke Medicine, Press Release12/2/2008 DURHAM, N.C. – Acupuncture is more effective than medication in reducing the severity and frequency of chronic headaches, according to a new analysis conducted by Duke University Medical Center researchers. The National Institutes of Health recommended acupuncture as a viable treatment for chronic headaches a decade ago and, while research in this field has increased, …

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New Ways To Mitigate Migraines

By Anne Godlasky11/5/2008USA TODAY Headaches distract. Migraines can debilitate. Nearly 30 million Americans suffer from the throbbing pain, costing employers some $13 billion a year from missed workdays and impaired work function, according to research reported in the Archives of Internal Medicine.“You can be out for three days — lie there and not move, feel nauseous but not throw up …

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‘Right-Size’ Your Handbag

By Debra D. BassST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH07/26/2008 Fill in the blank. “The dumbest thing I ever did for fashion was…” Take your time, everyone else I asked did. Apparently, most of us have a long list to choose from. … …When women come to him with headaches, back pain, neck pain and a number of residual complaints, the last thing they …

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How Computers Have Caused The Number Of Britons With Backache To DOUBLE In A Decade

By Fiona Macrae 24th July 2008, The Daily Mail PC pain: Spending more time on computers is causing back and head aches They are meant to make our lives easier. But computers are a real pain in the neck. And the back. Our growing reliance on the screens on our desks at work and home means many of us are …

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