Headache News Archive

Ibuprofen Can Increase Heart Attack Risk, Study Finds

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are very commonly used to relieve aches and pains. Today, millions of people will take Ibuprofen, which is one type of NSAID sold in low doses as an over-the-counter pain medication. Today, many

Ginger As Effective As Drug for Migraine

Got a searing migraine? Try heading to the kitchen for some ginger before reaching in the medicine cabinet. A new study found that ginger was as effective as a common migraine drug for reducing headaches. Ginger is already

Over Half of Older Adults Bothered by Pain

An analysis of data from a 2011 study has reported a high prevalence of pain in the population of American senior citizens. Over 52% of adults in the U.S. aged 65 to 69 reported having bothersome pain in

Marijuana Pill More Effective for Pain

Patients with chronic pain wary of smoking pot could still benefit from the pain-alleviating effects of marijuana by taking oral tablets. In fact, marijuana pills may provide better pain relief than smoking, according to a new study published

New Migraine Gene Discovered

Mutations of a single gene could be to blame for both migraines and an unusual sleep disorder, according a new study published in Science Translational Medicine. The study could explain why people with migraines are often plagued with

Chiropractic vs. Drugs for Pregnant Women with Migraine

An estimated 30-40% of women with migraine feel their symptoms worsen during pregnancy, likely because of hormonal changes. These women often wonder whether it’s safe to continue their current migraine medications, or if they should seek conservative

Headache in Veterans: How Chiropractic Can Help

Headache is growing concern in the military, with recent research suggesting that more soldiers are suffering from chronic head pain as result of their service. In one study of 3,621 military personnel who were evaluated within three

Why Are Some Women Prone to Chronic Pain?

A new study adds to that evidence that certain women feel pain more acutely than others. The study found that women with a history of abuse or mood disorders related to their menstrual cycle have a decreased