There is a good deal of misinformation available about migraine headaches--among patients and health care providers alike.
Above are 10 statements that are either a widely held myth about migraine or a fact about the headache and its related manifestations.
See what you know about the syndrome as well as what some of your headache patients may believe about their condition.
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