March 26th, 2013

The Everything Guide To Migraines

By Logan Lafferty

According to Dr. Michael Cutrer, chair of the Division of Headache, Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic, we do know that migraineurs (the common term for migraine sufferers) carry one or more genetic variants that makes them more susceptible. However, we don't know exactly what those variants are yet. "When you have susceptibility to migraine, you have an unstable interface between the environment and that part of the nervous system that controls pain sensation in your head and neck," he says. 

 

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Tags: Dr. Michael Cutrer, Genomics, migraine, migraine susceptibility, migraineurs, nervous system, Neurology, Refinery 29

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