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Can someone with a history of migraine headaches participate in sports?

There are several prescription medications available that can help an athlete manage his migraine headaches. As long as the migraines are managed, an athlete can participate in sports. However, if exercise triggers migraines, an athlete may need to modify his exercise and/or sports activity.

(This answer provided for NATA by the Georgia College & State University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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