The month of June is National Headache and Migraine Awareness. Migraines affect more than 37 million people in the United States. Every day approximately 430,000 people are unable to work due to migraines, ranking migraines in the top 20 for disability in working adults. Not only do headache disorders account for years of lost productivity, it creates a lower quality of life. June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month so we would like to share some interesting facts and statistics with you.
Did You Know?
- 47% of people in the United States suffer from headaches and 12% of them suffer from migraines.
- Migraine sufferers are 3 times more likely to experience depression than those who do not suffer from migraines.
- Headaches come from 4 primary types, ranging from mild to severe:
- Tension-type headache
- Cluster headache
- Medication overuse headache
- Headache is the most common cause of pain