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Is New Migraine Treatment Right for You?

Last week, the FDA approved the latest migraine medication, Ubrelvy (ubrogepant). This is the latest in a new class of medications that target CGRP (Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide). In this case, though, the drug is the first CGRP-related medication to target the receptors rather than CGRP. As always, there is [...]

New Study Links TMJ Muscle Pain with Migraine Frequency and Intensity

We know that temporomandibular joint disorders (called TMJ or TMD) are linked with migraines. But TMJ is not a singular condition. It’s actually an umbrella term that describes several closely linked conditions that share symptoms but are quite different. So are all TMJs linked to migraines, or just some [...]

Timing of Headaches Could Signal TMJ Link

Headache is one of the most common symptoms of illness and conditions. Dehydration? Headache. Overexertion? Headache. Flu? Headache. So how do you link your headache to the condition that’s really causing it? One of the great ways to do this is to keep track of your headaches with a [...]

Researchers Propose That Genetics May Link Migraines to Money Woes

Many people with migraines struggle to keep them under control. “Avoiding triggers” is great advice, but when there are so many potential triggers out there, this can be challenging. And with some triggers, there is just nothing you can do. Everybody has bills, and for some of us, sitting down to pay [...]

Do Tinted Glasses Help with Migraines?

The Association of Migraine Disorders has coordinated the Shades for Migraine campaign, which seeks to have everyone wear tinted lenses on June 21. The campaign is intended to show solidarity with migraine sufferers and encourage Congress to fund non-opioid alternatives in the treatment of migraines. Presumably, this is because sunglasses actually represent such an [...]

How Complicated Is Bite Repair?

Your painful bite is causing you TMJ, but why aren’t you getting it repaired? We understand that you assume bite repair is complicated because it sometimes requires full mouth reconstruction. And, it’s true, it can be complicated. But it doesn’t have to be. Here’s a rundown on some of the possible [...]

Will “Migraine Triggers” Actually Prevent Your Headaches?

June is National Migraine Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to promote awareness of the complexity of migraines and why people need to keep pursuing treatment options rather than sticking with a poorly functioning migraine treatment. One aspect of the complexity seems to turn conventional wisdom about migraines on its head. New [...]

Case Study: My Headaches Are Gone and I Look so Much Younger

Kristin Pullum had suffered for years. Since the age of 16, she experienced headaches, face pain, and jaw pain. Although she had seen multiple doctors over the years, none could relieve her symptoms. Instead, her symptoms worsened with time. But a full mouth reconstruction by Dr. Durham has not only given [...]