Migraine sufferers know all too well the debilitating pain the neurological disorder can cause. Chronic migraines are defined as those that occur for at least 15 days of the month over a period of six months. When treatment options such as pain medications and complementary approaches (acupuncture, biofeedback, massage therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy) fail, migraine surgery is one choice to consider.
Migraines occur when facial and cranial nerves become compressed and irritated. Tissue surrounding a nerve can compress it causing migraine pain. Surgical migraine treatment involves releasing the specific nerves in the neck and head that cause migraine. The outpatient procedure decompresses the nerves, relieving them from the constrictive tissue, possibly relieving the chronic compression that causes migraine.
People with specific migraine conditions that have been diagnosed by a neurologist or primary care physician may be suitable candidates for the surgical procedure. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Haque. Prior to your appointment, please complete the Migraine Headache Questionnaire. Dr. Haque will review your medical history and make treatment recommendations.