New Developments In Screening For Chronic Migraine


Monday morning can pose a headache threat for many, but all too many people suffer from the dreaded migraine. A migraine can result in severe headaches, temporarily impaired vision as well as nausea and vomiting in some, so any developments in this field are quite interesting to those who suffer from them. Researchers have since formulated a screening questionnaire called the ID- CM. The lead researcher explains:   "The way we imagine it in clinical practice is that someone completes this questionnaire in a physician's office and it provides a suggestion that the patient may have chronic migraine,"   This way the Doctors can establish whether the headache is a viral thing, or more likely to be chronic migraine i.e. more than 15 migraines in a month. She goes on to explain:   "It might help connect them with specialist health care professionals who can treat them well, and it may help connect them with the right treatment."   There is currently only one approved chronic migraine treatment, which the majority of patients use, called onabotulinum toxin A (Botox, Allergan Inc). The early screening and diagnosis of chronic migraine can go a long way to managing the symptoms, and thus improving quality of life.

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