Migraines are chronic headaches that cause significant pain. Headaches often have a pulsating quality and usually occur in the same location on one side of the head. They may last from hours to days. Some migraine sufferers experience an aura, or sensory warning symptoms before or during a headache. These may include flashes of light, blind spots, and tingling in arms or legs. Migraines are often accompanied by extreme sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, and vomiting.
Nearly 30 million Americans suffer with migraine headaches. Researchers once thought that pain was caused by dilation and constriction of blood vessels in the head. They now believe that migraines are a brain disorder involving nerve pathways and brain chemicals.
Symptoms of Migraine Headaches Include:
- Severe Headaches
- Flashes of Light
- Pain that Worsens with Physical Activity
- Blind Spots
- Tingling in Arms and Legs
- Sensitivity to Light and Sound
If you are experiencing some of the symptoms above, you may be interested in participating in a research study to determine the effectiveness of a newly developed investigational medication for Migraine Headaches at Anderson Clinical Research. Our experienced staff of physicians and nurses will be happy to discuss the study with you. Study participants will receive physician visits and study medication at no cost. You do not need insurance and may be compensated for your time and travel expenses. Please contact us today to see if you qualify for a clinical research study.