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how come i get a stiff neck after a migraine headache?
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Inflammation: During a migraine, the nerves of the covering of our brain become sensitizes in a process called "neurogenic inflammation". This affects the covering of our brain called the meninges. When the meninges is inflamed, people get a stiff neck. This is not a universal finding in migraine but I have seen it in patients and my wife who gets migraine headaches too.
Answered on Jun 24, 2013
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