Migraines remain one of the most hard-to-treat medical mysteries today. Many people with migraines try numerous treatments before they find one they stay with, and even then most people aren’t happy with their migraine treatment. Our inability to treat migraines is due, in part, to our inability to understand migraines. And it’s likely that understanding migraines is made much worse by the fact that migraine is actually a blanket term that describes many conditions that haven’t been properly distinguished, much like TMJ. So, it seems that improving migraine classification could improve migraine treatment.
Researchers recently tried to create a classification of migraines on the basis of conditions that overlap with migraine. The system is obvious in its early stages, but hopefully it will bear fruit in terms of better migraine treatment as it gets better.