How Pain Works in the Migraine Brain

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Key Questions
  • Does pain provide any benefit to those of us living with chronic migraine?
  • What is the difference between acute or episodic pain and chronic pain?
  • Do men and women register pain differently?
  • How does pain change the brain?
  • Is pain detected in brain imaging?
  • What happens when a pain cycle is activated?
  • Is there any evidence that chronic migraine is associated with premature aging of the brain?
  • How is migraine pain correlated with other pain conditions a patient may have?
  • What are some ways of dealing with chronic pain?
Interview Notes

Patricia Pozo Rosich, MD, PhD

Director of Headache and Neurological Pain Research
Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Spain

As the director of headache and neurological pain research at Vall d’Hebron Institute of Research in Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Pozo Rosich is one of the leading migraine researchers in Europe. An active leader in the field of international headache, one of Dr. Pozo’s passions is to educate patients and clinicians about migraine through the Facebook community and the Spanish-language website she founded, midolordecabeza.org.

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