It has been estimated that 1 in 4 Canadian households has someone affected by migraine headaches. Migraines can affect a person’s ability to perform everyday activities for up to 3 days, therefore having a significant impact on quality of life.
Cluster headaches are far less common but can be just as debilitating. Cluster headaches are a series of relatively short, but extremely painful headaches that occur every day for weeks or months at a time. While they don’t last as long as migraine headaches, they can be just as painful.
The search is on to discover better medications to prevent and treat headaches. You can assist in this important effort through participation in a clinical research study.