Headaches

What is a Headache? A headache happens when pain-sensitive nerve fibers (called nociceptors) are triggered in the network of nerves that extends over the scalp, face, and along the surface and the base of the brain. What are the Causes? Headaches have many causes including foods, environmental stimuli (noises, lights, stress, etc.) and/or behaviors (insomnia, excessive exercise, blood sugar changes, etc.), although 90% of all headaches … [Read more...]

Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain? Pain plays an important role in overall health. Acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system which acts as an alarm system for the body. When tissue is injured, peripheral nerves in the area send a shrieking signal to the spinal cord and brain. The usual result is a reflex that is processed in the spinal cord: you pull your hand away from the stove; you shift your weight off of the broken bone. All pain … [Read more...]