Migraines and Brain Damage

Migraines are the 7th most disabling disease in the world. Many patients wonder about migraine’s long-terms effects, especially in association with the brain. Research has shown that brain scans of migraine victims will sometimes detect changes in the brain, which are referred to as white matter lesions. White matter lesions are areas of demyelinated cells present in the white matter of the brain. Demyelination is a process when myelin (the protective wrap around a nerve cell) is damaged. White matter lesions are usually caused by migraines, old age, strokes, or progressive neurological diseases that cause brain degeneration, such as Alzheimer’s or sclerosis. However, despite the possibility

Be Gone, Jaw Pain!

Does your jaw ache when you eat? Does it make an odd popping sound every once and a while? You’re not sure what is happening, but you do know that you would like to be pain free again. Let’s see if we can identify the problem and then find a solution for your jaw. If you are experiencing jaw pain, you may be suffering from TMD. Temporomandibular disorder is a condition that affects your temporomandibular joint, which connects your jawbone to your skull. This joint helps your jaw move up and down and side to side. What causes TMD? 1. Impact. If your jaw was hit by a sports ball, or maybe you ran into something,

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