Migraine Surgery–Is It For You?
If you have suffered with devastating migraine headaches for a long term and no medication, conventional or natural remedy has helped, migraine surgery, specifically, peripheral nerve surgery may interest you. Nevertheless, he says “sometimes migraines are caused by pinching of nerves…” The keyword is “sometimes”. So it depends on the cause of your migraine. When people have exhausted all alternative therapies for migraines, they consult a neurologist to find out if they are good candidates for this surgery.
The cause of migraine headaches varies, however if your headache is caused by neuralgia, you may be a good candidate for this type of procedure. Neuralgia occurs when a nerve is pinched or compressed by surrounding tissue. The surgeon clears away tissue, muscle and sometimes even arteries to relieve the pressure.
Sometimes patients may need to undergo this surgical procedure more than once to eliminate all or most of the discomfort. But, as he says, even though not all migraine sufferers are candidates, many people could benefit from this medical procedure and you could be one of them.
Peripheral nerves are located in the neck, temples and forehead, but the nerve that is most commonly affected by compression is located near the head and neck joint.
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