How To Combat The Effects Of Migraine Headaches
Aug 4, 2015
Cortlandt Manor, NY
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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