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This paper lists the different types of migraine arteries of the head face and neck. These arteries run over the temple, up the back of the neck, behind and over the tops of the ears, and through the forehead. The paper also shows migraine specialists exactly how to diagnose these arteries.

There are 16% of patients worldwide that suffer from a common migraine disorder in their lifetime. Many studies are showing evidence that the source of migraine pain is caused by the scalp muscles and the widening of the external scalp arteries in specific migraine sufferers. Migraine schools do not instruct general practitioners on how to examine patients suffering from migraine to determine whether the pain starts in the external scalp arteries, the scalp muscles or both.

In a study, 23 of 63 patients suffering from migraine had their migraine pain temporarily reduced by migraine specialists who compressed the artery in the temple during a migraine attack. It is very important to correctly diagnose where migraine pain comes from.

Current methods of treating migraine are giving patients medication known as “triptans” to constrict the migraine arteries.  In this article, a specific protocol is used to evaluate the external scalp arteries to diagnose which patients have pain in their arteries and on what patients is the medication effectively reducing migraine by tightening the blood vessels

View the original migraine study at this link:  A method for determining when the superficial scalp
arteries are the source of migraine pain

  • “It is well known that the vasoconstrictors, the triptans, are less effective and sometimes have no effect, even in patients with proven arterial pain, if the headache has been allowed to become very severe before the medication is used.”

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