Q. Is there a connection between arthritis and a constant headache? I have a constant headache behind my eyes and in the back of my neck. It has gotten so much worse as I’ve gotten older and I’ve had more trouble with arthritis. Continue Reading
Patients with migraine and subclinical hypothyroidism may see an improvement in their migraine if they receive thyroid treatment, according to a recent study. The research shows that these individuals will have significantly fewer and less severe headaches. Continue Reading
The symptoms of migraine can be difficult for anyone, but the stigma associated with the disease may also be negatively affecting their health. According to a presentation at the 27th Annual Stowe Headache Symposium sponsored by the Headache Cooperative of New England, individuals are more likely to hide their disease and not seek treatment due to the stigma.
The stigma of the disease also has an impact on providers. Continue Reading
The application of a warm stimulus inside the ear, a caloric vestibular stimulator, reduced migraine days, according to a recent study. The randomized, controlled trial showed individuals receiving caloric vestibular stimulation had an average of 3.5 less migraine days per month than individuals who received the sham stimulation. Continue Reading
Studies in the U.S. and the Netherlands may have identified another trigger for individuals with migraine. These new studies suggest that stripes can trigger activity in the brain that can be responsible for triggering a migraine attack. Stripes in clothing, artwork, blinds, and radiator grills can trigger an attack for individuals with migraine, especially if they are sensitive to light, according to the studies. Continue Reading