Migraine pain is not easy to deal with, and many live in fear of when the next attack will hit. The good news is that this may not have to be a lifelong sentence of pain. Researchers have shed light on the possible reasons for and solutions to migraines.
Studies Providing Insight on Migraines
Dr. Raymond Damadian invented the MRI and used it in a number of studies. He was looking closely at the top bone of the neck, the C1 vertebra (atlas), and how it related to the overall health of a person. He noted that if this bone misaligns, the drainage of cerebrospinal fluid is hindered. This can lead to intracranial pressure and migraines as cerebrospinal fluid pools.
Another study performed in the Netherlands examined the link between patients who have had migraines for an extended period of time and whether they were showing signs of progressive brain damage. Twenty-eight people were part of this study and agreed to undergo diagnostic imaging. Patients with fewer migraines showed fewer abnorm...