Migraine is a very common, painful and disabling problem in children and adults. It affects 1 in 10 children and 1 in 6 adults and causes a lot of discomfort and missed activities as well a reduced quality of life.
I have a research interest in improving the treatment of migraine in children towards a less medication focused, more targeted method of treating headache. This means less pills and researching new treatments like small injections or nerve blocks or new devices that stimulate nerves that are safe and well tolerated. As well I am interested in using MRI to take pictures of the brains of teenagers with chronic migraine to understand if there are changes that occur in the brain that we can recognize and address with fast treatment to avoid the development of chronic pain.