Ellen Schnakenberg


Patient educator, writer and community leader Ellen Schnakenberg uses her online voice to provide information and advocate for fellow migraine sufferers. Schnakenberg blogs for sites such as Fighting Headache Disorders and Migraine.com on topics ranging from chronic pain and lupus to dystonia and hypermobility. She is also one of three advocates writing for the American Headache Society (AHS) Committee for Headache’s education blog. In addition to blogging, Schnakenberg is chairman elect for the AHS patient organization, The American Headache and Migraine Association. Schnakenberg also advocates for patients by speaking to legislators in Washington during the Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy’s annual event, Headache on the Hill.


  • Pain Medicine


  • Phoenix, AZ

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