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New Research and Treatment Options for Millions Suffering Headaches and Chronic Pain to be Presented at 10th Annual Headache and Pain Conference
Date:5/28/2008

Michigan Head-Pain & Neurological Institute and Chelsea Community Hospital lead 'who's who' of pain experts at May 30 conference at The Ritz-Carlton

in Dearborn, Mich.

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. According to the National Centers for Health Statistics, pain affects 76.2 million people. The latest research into creating more effective treatment outcomes for people suffering with pain focuses on gender differences, the detrimental impact of certain medications, and nerve and magnetic stimulation.

These areas are among the focus of presentations planned for the Michigan Head-Pain & Neurological Institute's (MHNI) 10th Annual Headache and Pain Conference. Leading experts from across the United States will join MHNI founder Joel R. Saper, M.D., to present their latest findings.

The Michigan Head-Pain & Neurological Institute and Chelsea Community Hospital are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their partnership by recruiting a "who's who" of headache and pain management experts for the conference. Presenters include researchers from the Mayo Clinic, University of Florida, The Center for Pain Management at the University of Pennsylvania, the John R. Graham Headache Center in Boston, as well as the Medical University of Ohio.

Information to be covered includes:

-- New brain science on how pain killers can cause more pain and more

headaches;

-- The role of childhood stress and abuse and the subsequent development

of adult chronic pain;

-- The role of estrogen in making women more vulnerable than men to

headaches;

-- Gender differences in the perception and experience of pain;

-- New treatment options for menstrual migraines;

-- Information that certain pain killers reduce male testosterone and

female ovarian hormones;

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