Migraine headaches last for hours or days, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound.
More than 90 percent of migraine sufferers miss work or can't function normally during an attack.
75% of migraine sufferers are women, which may be related to hormonal changes, such as during pregnancy.
2-3 million people suffer from chronic migraine, defined as migraines that occur at least 15 days per month for 3 months.
Chronic migraines reduce quality of life, including increased depression, anxiety and pain medication overuse.
There are two potential approaches depending on a person's diagnosis. Both use injections in the head, neck and shoulders and target the nerve network that transmits the pain of a migraine.
Examining symptoms and performing tests can allow a doctor to find the right treatment for a specific person
Without migraine pain, people are free to enjoy everyday life and be present for important moments
Sources: MayoClinic.org; Migraine.com; Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.gov; AmericanMigraineFoundation.org.
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