Migraines are a prevalent condition, affecting about one billion people across the world. “In the U.S., about 13% of the population experiences migraine headaches regularly,” said Dr. Alexander Feoktistov, a neurologist at the Synergy Integrative Headache Center in Chicago.
In the following interview, Feoktistov shed light on the prevalence of the condition and shares his thoughts on the overall treatment landscape. A forthcoming article will touch on how migraine treatments have evolved over the past two decades, focusing on the impact of recently introduced therapies.
Could you briefly summarize how you diagnose migraines?
Feoktistov: Migraine headaches typically start in childhood or during adolescence and frequently continue throughout most of the patient’s life. We sometimes see outliers when people start experiencing headaches later …