Plumes of glutamate in the brain could explain the onset of migraines with auras, a new study reports.
Neurologists at the University of Michigan reveal why some people get headaches when wearing their hair in ponytails. According to researchers, ponytail headaches are an example of allodynia, a normal stimuli interpreted as painful. A lack of sleep and a predisposition to migraine are some factors that may make the experience of pain worse.
Researchers have identified electrical activity in the brain that is specific to the start of migraines. The new study reports spreading depolarization can be seen as a migraine begins, and an electrical current can be used to stop it in its tracks.