- Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. households includes someone with migraine. Those who suffer from chronic migraine may have another option to help decrease the headache days.
- About 14 million people experience chronic daily headache – when attacks occur at least 15 days per month.
- For more than 90% of all sufferers, migraine interferes with their education, career and social activities.
- Depression, anxiety, and sleep disturbances are common for those with chronic migraine.
- Migraine is a public health issue with serious social and economic repercussions. American employers lose more than $13 billion each year as a result of 113 million lost work days due to migraine.
- Migraine remains a poorly understood disease that is frequently undiagnosed and undertreated. Nearly half of all migraine sufferers are never diagnosed.
- The majority of migraine sufferers do not seek medical care for their pain.
- Only 4% of migraine sufferers who seek medical care consult headache and pain specialists.
- Half of all migraine sufferers have their first attack before the age of 12. Migraine has even been reported in children as young as 18 months old.
- Children who suffer are absent from school twice as often as children without migraine.
- Before puberty, boys suffer from migraine more often than girls. As adolescence approaches, the incidence increases more rapidly in girls than in boys.
- Migraine disproportionately affects women, with approximately 27 million female sufferers in the United States.
Don’t settle for a life with chronic migraine.
In those whose specific condition has been diagnosed by a neurologist or primary care physician, Dr. Enam Haque can offer an outpatient surgery that releases the specific nerves in the head and neck that cause migraine. This procedure helps to decompress them, which relieves the nerve from constrictive tissue and may release the chronic compression that causes migraine.
Since not all headaches have the same cause, not every patient with headaches will be a suitable candidate for this treatment. Dr. Haque will work with your primary care provider or neurologist to help determine if this surgical treatment may be right for you. Please contact Queen City Plastic Surgery for more information.