What is a Migraine?

What is a Migraine?

Migraines are episodic headaches that are characterized by pulsating head pain, usually occurring on one side of the head that can worsen with routine activity.  These attacks may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, an increased sensitivity to light, an increased sensitivity to sound, dizziness, blurred vision, an aura, and other symptoms.

Episodic migraine refers to attacks that occur less than 15 days per month. 

Migraine Headache

Migraines headaches that are characterized by pulsating head pain, usually occurring on one side of the head that can worsen with routine activity.  These attacks are accompanied by a host of symptoms that can include nausea, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light.  Recently conducted research indicates that 13% of the general population suffers from migraine headache.