How To Combat The Effects Of Migraine Headaches

Aug 4, 2015

Cortlandt Manor, NY

How to combat the effects of migraine headaches

We've all fallen victim to it at one time or another: the headache. That persistent, aching pain that affects portions of the head and neck, usually as a result of stress or tension. Less common but much more severe is the migraine, a particular type of headache where the pain is so intense, it is downright debilitating.

According to Dr. Ann Hanley, a neurologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital in Cortlandt Manor, "A migraine is a disorder characterized by severe headache and generally associated with nausea and/or light and sound sensitivity. It is one of the most common complaints encountered by neurologists in day-to-day practice." Migraines affect up to 12 percent of the population, and are more common in women (17 percent) than in men (6 percent).

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