Migraines: The How and Why?

Are you one of the 300 million people that suffer from intense, throbbing headaches? Do they make you nauseated, sick, or sensitive to light? Migraines are not something that can be cured with an ibuprofen or a few deep breaths.

To learn what a migraine is, from a lovely British point of view, watch the short video below.

http://www.youtube.com/v/yL22X5opGhY?fs=1

Dr. Filippi and colleagues believe that migraines occur because of problems with the brain that develop over time. They used MRIs to measure the cortical regions (outer regions) of the brain, and most with migraines show atrophy related to pain processing. This is most likely due to chronic stimulation of the area.

The MRIs checked for thickness and surface abnormalities. They found that individuals with intrinsic predisposition can alter the surface area, and disease-related processes, or over-stimulation, could lead to changes in thickness.

The study is still ongoing, checking back with patients longitudinally. To read more on it, you can view the article here.

To see if you are at risk for migraines, or to cure the headaches you currently have, call the Open MRI of Pueblo at 719-404-0991 or visit our website for more information.

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