Candidate Michele Bachmann says, Yes
Ga-Ga-sized heels are all the rage, but at what cost to your physical and neurological well-being?
Migraine headaches are a leading cause for disability
Migraine headache illness debilitates millions of sufferers, most of whom are woman, every year. For many, migraine attacks keep them at home and out of work, school, and social engagements. Migraine symptoms such as throbbing head pain, nausea, vomiting, visual impairments, and speech difficulties make it difficult, if not impossible, for migraine patients to hold down a job.
Nevertheless, Republican candidate Michele Bachmann assures her supporters for the upcoming Presidential Election of 2012 that she has her chronic migraines under control. Although she has required emergency treatment on several occasions for chronic migraine attacks, Ms. Bachmann has declared that migraine medications keep her condition stabilized, and that her “uncomfortable high-heeled shoes” were to blame for most of her head pain.
“Can wearing high-heeled pumps trigger migraine headaches?” ask experts.
Well, it’s no secret that wearing spikey heels promotes bad posture. According to Spine-Health, poor posture distorts the natural curve of the spine, contributing to “back and neck pain, as well as headaches, fatigue, and possibly even concerns with major organs and breathing.”
Sacrificing comfort for fashion is one thing, but sacrificing your mental and physical health for a really cute pair of Jimmy Choo’s is beyond normal comprehension.
Which came first- the power heels or the migraines?
Still, not all health experts agree. Dr. Joel Saper, founder and director of the Michigan Headache and Neurological Institute in Ann Arbor, thinks it’s more likely that the correlation exists between migraine headaches and stress; for a career woman struggling to earn the respect of her peers, leather high-heeled shoes are just par for the course.
And for Michele Bachmann, who hopes to win a male-dominated political campaign, even recurring flashes of migraines won’t keep her from rising to new heights.