Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Managing Migraine as a Chronic, Progressive Disease

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Renowned headache specialist Dr. Roger Cady of the Headache Care Center in Springfield, Mo., has written a fascinating, informative editorial in the most recent edition of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings publication about the growing understanding of migraine disease as a progressive disorder. His editorial accompanies two articles reviewing the progressive, debilitating nature of migraine disease and its devastating impact on sufferers' lives and families, businesses and society at large.

The Future of Migraine: Beyond Just Another Pill

Interestingly, Dr. Cady considers this new understanding about the progressive, sweeping nature of migraine a positive sign that migraineurs can expect better treatments that will improve their quality of life.
He says doctors will need to move beyond the traditional methods of treating migraine patients and toward more comprehensive, personalized therapies that focus not only on aborting attacks, but also on preventing the progression of the disease.

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: The Evolution of Migraine from Episodic Headache to Chronic Disorder

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