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Understanding Migraine Headaches

May 22nd, 2016


by Guest Author, Christian Goodman

When you say you have a headache, technically speaking, it isn’t your head that’s hurting. Did you know brain tissues and skull bones don’t have the nerve fibers that are sensitive to pain and therefore can’t generate the sensation of pain? So why does your head hurt with a migraine?

Migraine headaches have something to do with the blood vessels, that is why they are called vascular headaches. When you are experiencing migraine, your temporal artery is enlarged, which is located just under the skin at your temple. When this happens, it makes the tiny nerve fibers twisted around it to release chemicals. Read more …

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