Accidentally Discovered Procedure gives Migraine Relief
“A plastic surgeon noticed his forehead-lift patients — being done for cosmetic reasons — are migraine-free,” explained UT Southwestern plastic surgeon Dr. Bardia Amirlak.
Amirlak is among a handful of doctors performing decompression surgery.
The procedure entails severing tiny muscles and other tissues pressing on and irritating headache-trigger nerves. The incisions are hidden beneath the forehead hairline and behind the nape of the neck.
As a sufferer of chronic daily migraine, this sounds too good to be true to me! Besides, would you really undergo a surgical procedure like this to relieve migraine? What about migraine auras?
When I think about the medications I use daily and they don’t always work to relieve the symptoms, and consider the fact I’m allergic to the most effective drugs for acute migraine attacks, this almost seems like a miracle cure to me. But really? honestly?
I’m not convinced. More research I think.