Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Migraine sufferers have different pain processing in brain

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Suffer from migraines? That's one of the most debilitating events that happens on such a frequent basis, and it can be disabling for many of us. New research states that those type of painful headaches may actually be due to pain sensory information processing in the brain.

That processing is a tad different in those who suffer from migraines compared to those that do not.

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans were used to study the difference in brain patterns in those that experiences migraine headaches and those that did not, according to Harvard researchers. One thing that was not clear, however, was if migraines cause the brain changes or if the brain differences cause migraines.

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