Author: Dr. Andrew Kalin MD Do you suffer from headaches? You’re not alone, 3.3 million Americans suffer with chronic migraine annually. The definition of chronic migraine is very specific. According to The International Headache Society chronic migraine is defined as: 1. 15 Headache days a month 2. Headache lasts for a minimum of 4 hrs 3. 8 of the 15 Headache days have to have migraine features: a. Pain is moderate or severe and often intense b.
Author : Dr. Andrew Kalin MD Both the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA) have guidelines that all Health care providers including Oral surgeons follow to help manage all types of pain, including pain after oral surgery. Post operative pain control for oral surgery actually begins before surgery even happens. Pain control is one of the major considerations taken into account during surgical planning. Both long and sh
Author: Dr. Andrew Kalin MD According to the CDC “More than 99% of Americans born before 1980 have had chicken pox even if they don’t remember it”. Chickenpox is a viral infection caused by the Varicella-Zoster virus. Once the illness resolves, the virus retreats to nearby nerves and remains dormant in a specific part of nearby nerves called dorsal root ganglia. As we age or get sick, the risk of this virus reactivating increases. In fact, the risk for reactivation of the