Migraine surgery performed by a plastic surgeon?

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    I have read a recent article about migraine and nerve compression, especially in people whose migraines begin in the back of the head and neck area. a new surgery that would remove the nerve, this is performed by a plastic surgeon, your thoughts? Cathy.





    Dear Cathy;


    I'm a little lukewarm on the data for all the money it takes to do the procedure. I see the failures of these procedures done locally.


    Keep in mind that their success rate that's being reported is different from what we're used to seeing presented. It's not based on ALL Migraineurs. It's based only on Migraineurs for whom Botox injections had worked and were then enrolled in the trials or elected to have the surgery.

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Published On: November 06, 2009