Update on the challenges of migraine patient care during the pandemic

Migraines afflict approximately 35 million Americans, most of them women between 30 and 40, and disabling pain and symptoms have been linked to lost productivity at work, school, and at home. In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we bring you an excerpt from an interview with a headache specialist about the additional challenges for patients and providers during the pandemic.

Migraines afflict approximately 35 million Americans, most of them women between 30 and 40, and disabling pain and symptoms have been linked to lost productivity at work, school, and at home. In this episode of Managed Care Cast, we bring you an excerpt from an interview with Deena E. Kuruvilla, MD, FAHS, the medical director of the Westport Headache Institute. She and Matt Hoffman, executive editor of NeurologyLive®, another MJH Life Sciences ™ medical news website, had a conversation a few weeks after this year’s American Headache Society’s annual scientific meeting.

They discuss the barriers migraineurs face during the pandemic to getting the care they need, the impact of the worsening lifestyle changes over the past year and a half on patients with headaches, the difficulty of finding a doctor who knows about the latest migraine treatments Know about it, as well as related issues with prior approval and more.

Watch the full interview on Medical World News® and read more about migraines here.