September/October 2008 - Volume 4 - Issue 5
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Even Cowboys Get Migraines

FARLEY, TODD

Neurology Now . 4(5):14-16,19, September/October 2008.

During the 1990s, Troy Aikman was a recordsetting quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, leading them to three Super Bowl wins. He built a Hall-of-Fame career while suffering from migraine, an often debilitating neurological condition that afflicts nearly 30 million Americans. But it was almost 35 years after first experiencing symptoms that Aikman was finally diagnosed with migraine—because he never consulted a doctor about his pain.