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Migraines and Spina Bifida Occulta

  • By Star71

    Has anyone heard about migraines being caused by Spina Bifida Occulta?
    Trying to find information and can’t…
    I would think there’d be some correlation between the two, especially since the spinal cord is involved and the vertebrae…
    I have golf ball sized holes in my bottom three vertebrae…

  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Star71,

    Thank you for your question and being part of the discussion forum – we’re glad you’re here.

    I’ve not heard of any connection, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. It could be problems in that area could trigger a migraine attack, but isn’t the cause of them. We aren’t exactly sure of the cause of migraine, but do know it’s a genetic neurological disorder. When we encounter certain triggers, an attack can occur.

    There is another type of headache disorder called cervicogenic headache where we feel referred pain in our head but the actual problem is in our neck. Take a look at this information when you get a moment;

    I’ll get back to you if I find out any other information,