The True Cost Of Migraines: Billions Lost Annually
With the lack of research, awareness, and education in relation to this illness, over half of all migraine sufferers remain undiagnosed, leading to overspending on ineffective self treatment and worsening of the condition as it persists.
As of 2015, the National Institutes Of Health allocated only 50 cents per sufferer towards funding for migraine research. Considering that over half of all migraine sufferers remain undiagnosed specifically due to a lack of research, this number is in reality much smaller than 50 cents.
While there are many organizations and individual leaders in public health devoted to addressing this issue, and gaining ground with their efforts, awareness and education surrounding the condition is still lacking. This results in billions of dollars lost every year to misdiagnosis and lost productivity.
Current statistics from The Migraine Research Foundation show that at least 1 in 4 American households includes a migraine sufferer - it is the 3rd most prevalent illness in the World - chances are that if you don’t have migraines yourself, you know someone who does…
Prescriptions Will Only Treat The Symptoms...
Due to a public lack of awareness and information, it is uncommon for headache victims to consider that their pain could originate from:
With years of clinical knowledge and experience, Bend Headache Center specializes in the proper diagnosis and preventative treatment of chronic headaches and migraines. We look forward to exploring the "why" behind your ongoing pain. You don't have to live the rest of your life incapacitated. Treat the source not the symptoms. Time for change.