Headache and Migraine More Common Among Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Teri Robert @trobert Health Guide
  • The relationship between multiple sclerosis (MS) and headache disorders is not well understood, and studies exploring that relationship have produced conflicting results. A new study reported in Cephalalgia concludes that frequency of headaches is higher in the MS population than the general population, leading researchers to hypothesize a possible association between MS and headache disorders.

    Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system marked by a wide range of symptoms from annoying symptoms such as mild tingling to debilitating symptoms such as blindness and paralysis. Headache is generally not a symptom of MS.

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    Researchers interviewed 101 MS patients in Catania, Sicily, to determine how many of them also had headache disorders under the established International Headache Society's International Classification of Headache Disorders. Of the 101 participants...

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Published On: December 07, 2008