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Correlation Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome With Migraine In Randomly Selected Patients With Migraine In Iraq

Mohanad Yahya Almhanna, Husam Ghazi Alanbari, Mahdi Jawad Saeed

Abstract: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a neurological disorder that affects nerve transmission across the wrist joint. It varies from mild to severe cases that may impair normal physical activity. Migraine is another syndrome of variable presenting headache associated in most cases with one or more aura features. The aim of this study: is to find out whether there is any correlation between CTS and the occurrence of migraine. Patients and method: 217 patients with migraine were included in the study. A nerve conduction study (NCS) was done to prove CTS's presence. Results: In 93 patients, they were found to have carpal tunnel syndrome, which was statistically significant. Conclusion: there is a strong correlation between the CTS and the occurrence of migraine.
Keywords: CTS / Carpal tunnel syndrome / wrist / Iraq / aura / NCS

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