Migraineurs are dealing with a lot more than just head pain, according to a poll we recently conducted here at Headache and Migraine News. The pain of migraine comes in many forms – and sometimes pain comes from the migraine attack, while at other times a problem in another part of the body can trigger a migraine attack.
In this case, however, we were talking about pain during a migraine attack. Visitors were asked Other than your head, where do you experience the most pain (during a headache/migraine attack)?
It’s no surprise that neck pain and migraine pain are closely related. A full 71% of migraineurs said that they experienced neck pain during migraine.
Following that was other, with 8%, starting a list of other parts of the body where people experience pain.
Stomach is next on the list – very common (some people experience stomach pain instead of headache during a migraine attack – see more on abdominal migraine).
Back was next, and then skin (perhaps referring to cutaneous allodynia), and finally arms, legs, chest and feet.
In this poll, visitors were only allowed to choose 1 answer. But now it’s time to find out all the other kinds of pain that migraineurs experience. The new poll is similar – except that you can choose multiple answers. I’ve also added more possible responses: Other than your head, where else do you sometimes/always experience pain during a migraine attack? Add your votes now!