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Migraine facts

  • Migraines affect 51 percent of women and 38 percent of men.
  • It causes a loss of 6 workdays per year per migraine sufferer 
  • It costs  American employers $13 billion per year

Headache/migraine risks

Headache treatments must incorporate management of risk factors such as:

  • Obesity
  • Medication overuse
  • Excessive stress
  • Caffeine overuse
  • Sleep deprivation or sleep apnea
  • Management of other pain syndromes

Managing headache and migraine

Other management options include:

  • Acute therapy with drugs
  • Prophylactic therapy with certain drugs
  • Botox injections for chronic migraines
  • Suboccipital neurostimulation


For more information about DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital’s neurology services or a referral to a Sinai-Grace neurologist, call 313-966-4800.