Migraines affect approximately 15% of the general population and present typically with intense head pain and various associated, unpleasant symptoms. According to the World Health Organization, migraines are the most prevalent, disabling and long-term neurological condition when factoring in years lost due to disability.
Practicing clinicians are well aware that for most patients, migraine is not a static disorder – rather, it evolves and changes over time. Advancements in research have resulted in a deeper understanding of the mechanisms behind migraines. However, our understanding of this condition, particularly its ‘evolutive’ nature requires further research. This paper aimed to outline the existing evidence and theories pertaining to this concept. This is a fascinating topic that I also discuss in the upcoming online version of the “Chiropractic Checkup from the Neck Up” seminar…details coming soon!
THIS WEEK'S RESEARCH REVIEW: “Migraine as a Chronic Evolutive Condition”
This paper was published in the Journal of Headache and Pain (2019) and this Review is posted in Recent Reviews, Headache - Migraine and the 2020 Archive.
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