DC meeting to discuss migraines, headaches among military members WTOP

Members of the military who suffer with migraines and headaches will be able to share their stories and discuss their concerns with medical professionals on a national listening tour Monday evening within the Washington District.

The National Headache Foundation along with Operation Brainstorm will host listening sessions to assist military veterans as well as active duty military people suffering from migraine or headache symptoms on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Tom Dabertin, who is the foundation’s executive director stated that about 15 percent of people across the nation suffer from these severe symptoms. The rate is much higher among veterans. A staggering 35% of veterans personnel suffer from symptoms.

Dabertin stated that migraines and headaches are treatable, and the objective is to get direct feedback from people who are affected and provide greater access to treatments.

“If we can provide people with the appropriate treatment and correct information, we can make lots of lives more pleasant,” he said.

Participants will also be given migraine relief kits. The event is free and will take place in the National Press Club in Northwest.

Participants are also invited to visit at the annually held Headache on the Hill event which will take place on Tuesday, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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