Subdiagnosis, but not presence of vestibular symptoms, predicts balance impairment in migraine patients - A cross sectional study

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Background: Vestibular symptoms and balance changes are common in patients with migraine, especially in the ones with aura and chronic migraine. However, it is not known if the balance changes are determined by the presence of vestibular symptoms or migraine subdiagnosis. Therefore, the aim of this study was to verify if the migraine subdiagnosis and/or the presence of vestibular symptoms can predict balance dysfunction in migraineurs. Methods: The study included 49 women diagnosed with migraine with aura, 53 without aura, 51 with chronic migraine, and 54 headache-free women. All participants answered a structured questionnaire regarding migraine features and presence of vestibular symptoms, such as dizziness/vertigo. The participants performed the Modified Sensory Organization Test on an AMTI

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Zorzin, L., Carvalho, G. F., Kreitewolf, J., Teggi, R., Pinheiro, C. F., Moreira, J. R., … Bevilaqua-Grossi, D. (2020). Subdiagnosis, but not presence of vestibular symptoms, predicts balance impairment in migraine patients - A cross sectional study. Journal of Headache and Pain, 21(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s10194-020-01128-z

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