Our expert says:
There is a great deal of controversy on this subject. There are most certainly brain changes, but whether they cause the migraine, or are caused by the migraine is in dispute. As far as the medical literature goes though, the overwhelming weight of evidence is that the brain changes in migraine are caused by the migraine. When the migraine is successfully treated, the brain usually returns to normal.
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