Welcome to the Migraine Center of Excellence located in Foothills Neurology, Phoenix AZ.
We are dedicated to supporting, educating and empowering our patients who live with migraines and their families.
- Thirty-six million Americans, about 12% of the population, suffer from migraine headaches.
- One in four households in America has a member with migraine.
- Migraine is 3 times more common in women than men. Migraine affects 30% of women over a lifetime.
- Migraine is most common between the 3rd and 6th decades of life in both men and women. However, migraine affects people of all ages, including children and the elderly.
- Although most people with migraine have a few attacks or less per month, 3% of the population have chronic migraine. Chronic migraine indicates the presence of at least 15 days of headache each month for at least 6 months.
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“Migraine is an inherited neurological disorder that is characterized by over excitability of specific areas of the brain. Although we do not clearly understand how a migraine brain is different or what happens in the brain to start a migraine, we know that individuals with migraine are more susceptible to the influence of transient factors, termed “triggers” that raise the risk for having a migraine attack. These triggers include hormonal fluctuations; environmental stimuli like weather or bright lights, certain smells, alcohol, certain foods, poor sleep, and high stress. However, not everyone has a clear trigger for their migraine attacks.”