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

Head of Neurology Section
Vall d’Hebron Hospital and Institute of Research, 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 medicine, Dr. Pozo-Rosich is passionate about educating patients and clinicians about migraine. She is the coordinator of the Headache Study Group of the Spanish Neurological Society (GECSEN). Additionally, she is the founder of the Spanish-language website MiDolordeCabeza.org. In 2023, she was awarded the Cephalalgia Award for her article “Salivary CGRP Can Monitor the Different Migraine Phases: CGRP (In)dependent Attacks,” which she presented at the International Headache Congress in Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Pozo-Rosich is a member of the International Headache Society, the American Headache Society, the International Headache Genetics Consortium, and the Catalan Neurological Society.

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