Re: Ice cream BACKACHE!
I have gotten ice cream backaches my whole life and never understood
the concept of a "brain freeze."
I got a lot of goofy looks when I wold wiggle and squirm to try to
get rid of the backache I'll tell you, and as a kid that has something
happen to them that happens to no one else, you can guess that it was a
source of ridicule.
I'm not the only one I know that gets backaches, but the other two
are my mother and sister, and at that, my sister alternates between a
headache and a backache.
My brother gets headaches, though. Maybe it's a latent trait of some
variety. If it were simply a vaso-constriction in the brain or cold
traveling through your blood stream, the response would be 100%. However,
it wasn't 100% even in the migraine group. My thought, based on my
experience with my immediate family having the problem, is that there is a
chromosome that triggers the effect of the Ice Cream Headache, and another
to show where it is.
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