UNDER-ESTIMATED. UNDER-RECOGNIZED. UNDER-TREATED.
Headache disorders are an invisible epidemic. Ranging from migraines, cluster headaches, and chronic daily headaches to new daily persistent headache and tension-type headaches, nearly 90% of the US population suffers from some form of head pain. Yet we don’t hear enough about them. And yet, people with these frequently disabling conditions do not have access to the equitable care and rights they deserve. Quality medical care can be hard to find due to a lack of certified headache specialists. And research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for these conditions has the lowest allocation relative to its prevalence and economic burden (migraines alone are a leading cause of disability among people under 50). Enough is enough. Help us end the silence and impact change.