Halloween Safety

A holiday that calls for roaming around in the dark, carving pumpkins and lighting candles comes with some safety measures that should be followed – but sometimes in all the Halloween excitement, they take a backseat. Here are some simple …

Facing Halloween with Chronic Pain

For people suffering from chronic pain, the scariest thing about Halloween may not be the neighbor’s graveyard decorations. The busyness and stress of any holiday, combined with the nature of Halloween itself, can seem like – no pun intended – …

What is the Difference Between Acute and Chronic Pain?

It goes without saying that all pain is unpleasant – but not all pain is the same. To put it simply, acute pain is what we might consider “normal” or “everyday” pain, while chronic pain is continuous and difficult to …

TMJ: What is It?

The Temporomandibular Joint, or TMJ, is a hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone in the skull, immediately in front of the ear on each side of the head. These joints are flexible, allowing for …

What is Hemicrania Continua?

Hemicrania Continua is a rare type of headache which, as you might imagine from its name, is continuous: this type of headache occurs always on the same side of the head and face, characterized by pain which is generally mild …