A Clinical Trial for Migraine
We recently completed an NIH/NCCIH-sponsored clinical trial investigating stress reduction techniques for episodic migraine. In the study, we assess clinical outcomes, quantitative sensory testing measures, and brain structure and function (as measured by MRI) at multiple time points during the intervention. What does a migraine feel like?
Our ongoing work has identified brain structural and functional abnormalities in chronic migraine patients. We will assess whether interventions can reverse some of these brain changes and how they relate to clinical outcomes.