what is migraine?
migraine is characterized by attacks of pulsating, often severe and disabling head pain often accompanied by nausea, and sensitivity to light and/or sound.
migraine is common and debilitating:
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 37 million Americans suffer from migraine
- Migraine is the leading cause of disability among neurological disorders in the United States, according to the American Migraine Foundation
- It’s estimated that migraine accounts for $78 billion in direct (e.g. doctor visits, medications) and indirect (e.g. missed work, lost productivity) costs each year in the United States
- Migraine patients report insufficient treatment responses, burdened by slow or inadequate pain relief and migraine recurrence
- Although multiple disordered pain pathways drive this disabling neurological disease, current therapies primarily target single pain pathways
- Novel approaches are needed to truly provide patients with rapid and sustained relief
Published surveys of migraine sufferers show that:
- More than 70% are not fully satisfied with their current treatment
- Nearly 80% would try a new therapy
- Migraine sufferers want treatments that work faster, more consistently, and result in less symptom recurrence