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In a previous post, we looked at the symptoms and causes of different types of migraines and how migraines can impact a person’s ability to work.
A study conducted in Norway found that people treated for diabetes are at lower risk of experiencing migraines. It seems that there is a protective factor for both people with type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes. It is felt there could be a hormonal component and neurological component.
Another recent interesting finding is that it appears that hair transplantation can “cure” migraines. The study was conducted on people who had hair transplants due to hair loss/baldness and experienced migraines. The recipients of hair transplants were followed for several months and did not have migraine recurrence/headaches and no longer required pain-relieving medications. It is unclear how this procedure helped eliminate migraines but it is thought that it is related to how the procedure involves destroying the nerve endings in the scalp.
An electric armband may be an effective way to way to treat migraines. The device, called Nerivio Migra 1, can be worn under a sleeve and can be activated by a phone application. It differs from other devices, as they usually are worn on the head/forehead. The armband sends out mild electric pulses is used during the first few minutes of a migraine attack and is said to cut symptoms in half according to a small study conducted by researchers at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. It is felt that these electric pulses will stimulate the nerves underneath the skin and help block pain signals from actually reaching the brain. The basis behind the armband/study is the idea of “conditioned pain modulation”. Conditioned pain modulation is where pain in one area can be blocked/reduced by a sensation that is felt in a different part of the body. A larger study is set to take place in hospitals across Israel and the United States.
It is evident that migraine symptoms are debilitating and limit a person’s day to day activities and ability to function. A migraine affects a person’s ability to do physical and cognitive tasks and perform both sedentary and physical types of work.
If you or someone you know has been denied short-term disability benefits or long-term disability benefits for any reason, you should speak to a lawyer who practices disability law to find out what your rights and obligations are as an insured person. Our firm handles short-term and long-term disability claims. We offer a free initial consultation with a licensed lawyer that can be arranged at a date and time that is convenient for you.
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