Anyone who has experienced migraine would say that every attack is not something to enjoy. Surely, migraine is a condition that can affect your productivity and overall quality of life. It is relieving to know that there is a surgery that can control chronic migraines. Dr. Totonchi performs migraine surgery at his Cleveland clinic when the patient does not respond adequately to other treatments administered by a qualified neurologist of headache specialist.
How Migraine Is Treated
Migraine surgery generally depends upon the specific factors that are responsible for triggering an attack. There are four main trigger sites and few accessory sites all of them in head and neck area. Identification of the trigger points are the main key in successful control of the symptoms surgically. This step is followed by surgical deactivations of the trigger points.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Migraine surgery is not as complicated as you think. In fact, it is usually done as an outpatient procedure, although you may be either under sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure involves the decompression of the affected nerves from the enveloping muscle or other conditions that might be irritating the nerve. Once this is done, the nerves are wrapped in fatty tissue. Since fat does not contract, it prevents the nerves from getting constricted during contraction. Some of the patient’s headache are triggered by nasal issues which can be managed during an outpatient surgical procedure.
Affected nerves sites may be found at the brow region, temporal area, inside the nose or at the back of the neck. Incisions made during the procedure are commonly done at the said sites.
After Migraine Surgery
After the procedure, a feeling of tenderness may be felt on the incised areas while there may be itchiness or numbness on the scalp and forehead. However, these results are only normal and temporary. Generally, recovery from migraine surgery is fast, especially if you follow your surgeon’s instructions.
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Migraine Surgery in Cleveland, OH
Interested in migraine surgery? Give us a call at (216) 778-2262 to book an appointment with Dr. Totonchi today. We look forward to hearing from you!
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