Treating migraines on time can help prevent chronic headaches Treating migraines on time can help prevent chronic headaches

Treating migraines on time can help prevent chronic headaches

Before 19 May, 2017 Isabel Vallejo


People who suffer from acute migraines that are not treated properly are more likely to develop chronic migraines.

This finding comes from a study conducted by the Montefiore Medical Center and the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, and Vedanta Research, which analyzed data on more than 4,600 people who suffer from migraines (14 days of migraine or less per month). The study found that 48% of these people received ineffective treatment.

In one year, about 8% of patients that received “very poor” treatment ended up suffering from chronic migraines compared to 4.4% of patients who had “poor” treatment, 2.9% who had “moderate” treatment, and 2.5% who had good treatment.

“We identified several factors that could improve the results of acute migraine treatment, including the use of fast-acting medications that offer pain-free results, allowing people to return to their original quality of life,” the study states.

According to the webpage MedlinePlus, a migraine is a debilitating, sharp and throbbing headache often accompanied by nausea, vomiting and hypersensitivity to light and sound.