Adult migraines could stem from abnormality at birth

Posted on: 4:16 pm, March 26, 2013, by and

Brain scan migraine

Migraines can be a common complaint from stressed adults but doctors said the condition may be a result of a brain abnormality at birth.

Italian researchers had 63 migraine patients and 18 people with no history of headaches undergo brain scans.

They found that the migraine sufferers had a reduced surface area of the outer layer of the brain.

Those patients also had reduced thickness of the cortex, which changes during a person’s lifespan.

Both of those abnormalities were in the pain processing areas of the brain.



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