Questionning aggravation of the headache during migraine attacks

Selekler H., Kavuk I., Agelink M., Komsuoglu S.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, cilt.9, ss.279-281, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.279-281


While questioning patients about "aggravation of the headache by routine physical activity", sensitivity of "walking stairs" and "lifting a heavy object" versus "head movements" and "bending down" in terms of aggravating the headache was aimed to be determined. Eighty-one migraine patients were questioned about the aggravation of their headaches with two sets of question groups. (The first set: "walking stairs" and ''lifting a heavy object"; The second set: "rotating the head side to side" and "bending down"). 38 and 72 patients gave clear answers to the first and second set of questions respectively. Clear information was obtained from the first and second group of questions by 38 and 72 patients respectively. Some patients with severe migraine headaches may prevent themselves from rigorous daily activities while they could bend or make sudden head Movements inadvertently during the attack. We think that aggravation of the headache due to head movements or bending down during migraine attacks seems more sensitive than walking stairs or lifting a heavy object to migraine patients.