Migraine is a chronic condition that affects about 39 million people in the United States and can severely affect their quality of life. Understanding the stages of migraine can help you address the symptoms early and potentially help minimize its effects. Everyone’s experience with migraine is different, but identifying your triggers and catching an attack early can help lessen your symptoms and even help stop it. Contact us for migraine management.

According to the article by Prof Andrew Charles, MD in The Lance Neurology, (2018); The pathophysiology of migraine: implications for clinical management. In summary, the understanding of migraine pathophysiology is advancing rapidly. Improved characterization and diagnosis of its clinical features have led to the view of migraine as a complex, variable disorder of nervous system function rather than simply a vascular headache.

Recent studies have provided important new insights into its genetic causes, anatomical and physiological features, and pharmacological mechanisms. The identification of new migraine-associated genes, the visualization of brain regions that are activated at the earliest stages of a migraine attack, a greater appreciation of the potential role of the cervical nerves, and the recognition of the crucial role of neuropeptides are among the advances that have led to novel targets for migraine therapy.

The article concludes that future management of migraine will have the capacity to tailor treatments based on the distinct mechanisms of migraine that affect individual patients.

At Therapy Consultants, we perform a comprehensive initial evaluation of different areas that may be related to individual impairments. The outcome of this assessment dictates the customized intervention for each patient. The response to this intervention is constantly reviewed during each visit and will also determine the progression of treatment moving forward. To us, you are not just a number.

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