Do Lower Income Individuals Have More Migraines And Pain?
You may think that your income level has nothing to do with how you experience pain; however, recently published research in Neurology has shown that individuals who have lower incomes also have more pain from migraines. The recent study examined whether suffering from migraines limits an individual’s education and employment potential, which can ultimately lead to a lower income status. The study also posed the question of whether having a stressful life with limited access to healthcare leads to an increased risk of developing migraines. In the end, the study concluded that migraines are indeed more common in lower income individuals; however, the researchers were unable to determine if migraines led to lower incomes or vice versa.