A migraine is a severe headache that affects 12% of Americans, of which 70% affected individuals are female. Approximately 3-13% of patients with migraines progress to chronic migraine, which is defined as having a headache for more than 3-5 days per month. Many patients suffering from migraine may respond poorly to medication therapy, which could [...]
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) treatment can provide pain relief for patients who have exhausted other modalities. Although SCS implantation is relatively non-invasive, there is the possibility of side effects such as infection or neurologic injury.
Chronic migraine is typically accompanied by an array of symptoms other than severe headache; nausea and neck pain are two prominent characteristics. Specifically, muscle tension in the neck has been found to increase the risk of headache and migraine.
When it comes to overall well-being, there is a correlation between physical and emotional health. For patients suffering from migraines, depression can be an indicative factor for increased risk of migraine chronification. According to a study published in Journal of Headache and Pain, researchers discovered that the risk of episodic migraine condition changing to chronic [...]
Chronic migraine is a pain syndrome that stems from the complication of basic migraine. Symptoms that qualify as chronic migraine include: moderate or severe pulsating pain; nausea and/or vomiting; and fear of lights and sound. Typically, symptoms are present for up to 15 days or more per month to be classified as chronic migraine. Approximately [...]