Most of us have experienced the shock and subsequent pain of “brain freeze” at one time or another, but did you know that this type of pain might offer clues into more serious kinds of headaches, like migraines? A group of researchers in the United States recently induced brain freezes in a group of adults to study the responses triggered. They found that as the cold sensation was experienced in the brain, blood flow to the area increased. If you are suffering from migraines, Pain Management Atlanta can help!
This increase in blood flow is likely the cause of the pain associated with brain freezes. Scientists speculate that this response occurs because the brain is a closed system that is very sensitive to temperature changes, and changes in blood flow are a way to regulate temperature. A similar response is seen at the start of migraines, so if these findings are confirmed by further studies, new migraine treatments may focus on controlling blood flow in the brain.
Are you experiencing migraines in the Atlanta area? Our pain specialists at Pain Management Atlanta can help you find the best treatment to help you get on the path to a life with less pain. Call us today at 678-666-2040 or just come by – we can often take walk-ins before noon!