Migraine Without Aura and Migraine With Aura

July 10, 2009 by dean · Leave a Comment 

Migraine without aura and migraine with aura - different expressions of the same condition?

Not only is there debate as to whether tension headache and migraine are different expressions of the same disorder or totally different conditions, but also … are migraine with and without aura different conditions or the same disease with differing presentations.

After assessing 45 migraineurs, 70% of patients had significantly overlapping features and responses; the researchers were unable to demonstrate any significant difference in clinical characteristics and concluded that migraine with aura and migraine without aura are different manifestations of the same condition … more evidence for headache and migraine originating from a common underlying condition.



(Centonze V, Polito BM, Valerio A, Cassiano MA, Amato R, Ricchetti G, Bassi A, Valente A, Albano O. Migraine with and without aura in the same patient: expression of a single clinical entity? Cephalalgia 1997;17(5):585-587)

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Consultant Headache & Migraine Physiotherapist; International Teacher; Director, The Headache Clinic & Watson Headache Institute; PhD Candidate Murdoch University, Western Australia; Adjunct Lecturer, Masters Program, Physiotherapy School, University of South Australia; MAppSc(Res) GradDipAdvManipTher Experienced health practitioners trained in the Watson Headache Approach perform the examination and treatment techniques developed by Dean Watson. These techniques are based on his extensive experience of 7000 headache patients (21,000 hours) over 21 years and are now taught internationally. For your nearest practitioner who has completed training in the ‘Watson Headache Approach’ please refer to the ‘Practitioner Directory’.

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