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Top 10 Best and Worst Cities to Live in If You Have Migraines

Imagine if you could pick up and move anywhere in the country to reduce your migraine attacks. Sure, it’s a little impractical and far-fetched, but the folks at Sperlings evidently think it IS do-able. So much in fact, they’ve analyzed the best and worst cities to live in if you suffer from migraines.

The good news? We’re in good shape here in Southern California.

Other folks, though, don’t have it so good.


In Sperling’s “Best Places” study, here are the top 10 U.S. cities with the highest prevalence of factors that are most commonly associated with migraine.

  1. Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
  2. Madison, WI
  3. Little Rock-North Little Rock, AR
  4. Knoxville, TN
  5. St. Louis, MO-IL
  6. Nashville, TN
  7. Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA
  8. Chattanooga, TN-GA
  9. Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC
  10. Canton-Massillon, OH


These places have fewer factors associated with migraines.

  1. New Haven-Bridgeport-Stamford, CT
  2. Boston-Worcester-Lawrence, CT
  3. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
  4. El Paso, TX
  5. New York, NY
  6. Salinas, CA
  7. Miami, FL
  8. Honolulu, HI
  9. Los Angeles, CA
  10. Fresno, CA


In order to calculate the top 10 migraine hot spots, Sperlings’ researchers looked at rates of migraine-related drug prescriptions, lifestyle factors, popular foods and cuisine, and weather.

Common food triggers include chocolate and red wine, while rapidly changing weather and extreme temperatures are among the environmental triggers.

Treatment for Migraines, Headaches in Pasadena CA

Pasadena Pain Management offers pain management treatment Pasadena, CA. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Pasadena Pain Management, we offer the exclusive TruDenta treatment therapy — a highly specialized form of care that involves cutting-edge dental technology, without needles or injections. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable pain management care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping our patients happy and pain free.