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Migraine and Sensory Overwhelm. Insights into balancing a neurophysiological and client-centered approach

publication date: Apr 4, 2018
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by Erin Riley Cst-D, PT 


 Migraines in Society

     Migraine headaches are a complex and debilitating issue. It is estimated that up to three quarters of adults worldwide have had a headache in the past year and among these individuals 30% or more have reported migraine.1 The intensity of migraine pain and the frequency with which they occur can be severely distressing for the patient as well as have a huge impact on their ability to function, let alone thrive in their lives. According to the MigraineTrust.org, Migraine headache is the third most common disease in the world (behind dental caries and tension-type headaches). It is estimated that approximately 1 in 7 people suffer from migraine which makes migraine more prevalent than diabetes, epilepsy and asthma combined. Migraine is ranked globally as the seventh most disabling disease amongst all diseases and the leading cause of disability among all neurological disorders.1,2 

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