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Headaches versus Migraines: The Key Differences

Chronic migraine sufferers know the feeling all too well: Your head is pounding; you feel sick to your stomach; the light in the room feels like it’s blinding you. 

Some who have continuous migraines can tell exactly when they’re coming on, but many people don’t actually know whether they’re getting a migraine or a regular tension headache. We’ll help you understand what makes headaches and migraines different.

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3 Reasons Why Medically Necessary Dental Services Are Important

Too often, dental care is treated like it’s optional—but for many people, it’s the only real option they have to identify and resolve chronic pain. Medically necessary dental services are specifically designed to prevent disease, infection, and orofacial pain, a general term for any pain felt in the mouth, jaw, and face. A qualified dentist can provide these types of services, and they may even be covered by your medical insurance provider.

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9 Helpful Habits To Battle Chronic Migraines

While lifestyle modifications may not eliminate migraines or headaches completely, they often reduce their frequency and severity. Engaging in healthful practices and avoiding environmental causes that can trigger the pain can also cause medical treatment to be more effective. Here is a quick list of tip and habits that some doctors recommend for chronic migraine sufferers.

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4 Not-So-Fun Facts About Migraines [Infographic]

Migraines affect millions of people but are still, according to Scientific American, "one of the most misunderstood, poorly recognized and inadequately treated medical disorders."

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Why are Chronic Migraines So Difficult to Diagnose?

About 14 million American adults suffer from chronic migraines, severe headaches that occur 15 or more days a month for at least three months and are not caused by any other condition. However, despite the frequency of chronic migraines, the disorder is difficult to diagnose. The National Headache Foundation estimates that fewer than half of all those who suffer from migraines, either chronic or occasional, receive this diagnosis. As a result, many do not get the care they need.

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Alternative Therapies for Migraine Relief

If you have ever had a migraine, you know pain. You have felt the throbbing pressure in your skull. You know what it is like to hide in a dark, quiet room just to be able to breathe. And you have probably tried every over-the-counter migraine relief medication on the market.

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What Is TruDenta? 10 Things You Need To Know

Welcome to the TruDenta blog — in the coming days this space will fill up with tips for managing TMJ-related issues like jaw pain, headaches/migraines, and tinnitus.

But first, let’s answer some common questions about TruDenta and the issues that it treats. 

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Chronic Migraines & Mental Illness

Stigma often prevents many who live with chronic illnesses like depression or migraines from seeking out proven treatment. Many of you may remember the commercial from few years ago that addressed depression. It asked “where does depression hurt” and “who does depression hurt,” with the answers being … everywhere and everyone. The image that sat with me was a dog with a ball in its mouth ready to play till enough time passed that it gave up and lay down. The same may be said for those living with chronic migraines.

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Halloween Headaches? Triggers or Remedies?

Halloween is the start of the Fall Holiday Season. Whether you join your kids trick or treating or attend one of the many great halloween parties your friends or family are having, Halloween can be a trick or treat to your headache and migraine health. Depending on your particular triggers some candies and other treats can help. 

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Headachey Night - Chronic Migraines & Van Gogh

Migraines can strike anyone — did you know that Vincent Van Gogh may have been a chronic migraine sufferer? It's likely that Van Gogh struggled with other illnesses like epilepsy or bipolar disorder, but his frequent bouts of "sick headaches" (as they were called at the time) has led some to suggest that he may have also been suffering from chronic migraines.   

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