ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Migraine headaches are a drain – not only on the estimated 30 million Americans who suffer from them, but on the economy, too. Because pain and other symptoms caused by migraine headaches can be quite severe, it is projected that nearly $13 billion is spent every year in headache treatment and…

Five Years Later, Nearly 90 Percent of Patients Have at Least Partial Relief of Migraine Headaches ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Surgery to “deactivate” migraine headaches produces lasting good results, with nearly 90 percent of patients having at least partial relief at five years follow-up, reports a study in the February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive…

A modified surgical technique may provide a simpler approach to the surgical treatment for one type of chronic headache, according to an “Ideas and Innovations” paper in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Using an incision originally designed for another purpose, surgeons can gain…

ASPS Member Surgeon Bahman Guyuron, MD, Emeritus professor of plastic surgery at Case School of Medicine, Cleveland, and colleagues report good outcomes in an initial experience with migraine surgery in younger patients. They write, “Our data demonstrate that surgery for refractory migraine headaches in the adolescent population may improve and potentially completely ameliorate symptoms for…

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