Answers to Common Headache Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about headaches.

What is chronic migraine?

Dr. Richard Kim discusses chronic migraine. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What is chronic migraine?

Chronic migraine is where a patient experiences 15 or more headache days a month. On eight of those days they meet the criteria for migraine. The criteria for migraine include a headache that lasts between four hours and three days. It's typically one-sided, pulsating in nature, moderate to severe in intensity, and aggravated by or causes avoidance of routine physical activities, such as going up and down stairs. Headaches are also associated with either nausea and/or vomiting, or both light and sound sensitivity.

   

Chronic migraine is when a patient experiences 15 or more headache days a month, with eight of those days meeting the criteria for migraine. The criteria for migraine include a headache that lasts between four hours and three days. The headache is typically one-sided, pulsating in nature and moderate to severe in intensity. The headache is aggravated by – or causes you to avoid – routine physical activities, such as going up and down stairs. Migraine headaches are also associated with nausea or vomiting, or light and sound sensitivity.

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Source: Richard Kim, MD, The Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Aaron Block, MD, Franklin Family Practice

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