Plastic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center have demonstrated for the first time an association between migraines and carpal tunnel syndrome, with migraines more than twice as prevalent in those with carpal tunnel syndrome as those without, according to the study.

Researchers found that 34% of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome also reported migraines, compared to 16% of patients reporting migraines without carpal tunnel syndrome. Researchers also found the reverse: 8% of patients with migraines reported having carpal tunnel syndrome, compared to 3% of those with migraines but no carpal tunnel syndrome.

This article originally appeared on Clinical Pain Advisor

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