Do those with migraine respond to pain differently than others?
Research has discovered that the brain of someone with migraine responds differently to a painful stimulus than the brain of someone without migraine.
“It's interesting when we do brain research imaging of migraine, you know, we can actually see the differences in the way that the brain of someone with migraine reacts to potentially painful, or actually painful stimuli, compared to someone without.”
Todd Schwedt, MD
Professor of Neurology
Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Arizona
As a Professor of Neurology the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in Arizona, Dr. Todd Schwedt has seen thousands of migraine patients and evaluated a large number of scans of our hypersensitive brains. His research using advanced MRI techniques has been widely published. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Headache Society, is the Vice Chairman of the Headache and Facial Pain section of the American Academy of Neurology, is a member of the International Headache Society Classification Committee, and is an Associate editor of Headache, Cephalalgia and Pain Medicine journals.