Migraine headaches are believed to be an enormous health burden. In the US, more than 30 million people are affected by them. A new research claims that surgery might be a possible best choice for severe migraine headaches.
In the research, about 79 migraine patients were trailed for at least 5 years after having undergone finding of migraine ‘trigger sites’ and surgery. Post surgery, it was seen that about 10 of 79 patients supposedly needed more surgeries for recently identified trigger sites and were removed from the concluding analysis. 61 of the remaining 69 patients had apparently upheld the preliminary affirmative reaction to the surgery. About 20 patients accounted for removal of migraines completely, 41 patients supposedly observed a noteworthy decrease, and only 8 patients felt less than 50 percent progress or experienced no change.
New five-year research data that may perhaps disclose a treatment for migraine headaches at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons annual meeting in Seattle will be presented by Bahman Guyuron, MD, Chairman of Plastic Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and a globally known leader in the field of plastic surgery.
Dr Guyuron, commented, “Migraine headaches are extremely disabling and this surgical option offers hope for migraine sufferers. Combined with the previous studies, this new five-year data has provided strong evidence that severe migraine headaches and their painful symptoms can be successfully treated with surgery with lasting results.”
The drive behind Dr. Guyuron’s eight migraine headache research projects was his examination close to a decade ago that several patients who had gone through forehead rejuvenation noted a disappearance in migraine symptoms post surgery.
For patients who endure frontal migraine headaches, Dr. Guyuron apparently eradicates the corrugator supercilii i.e. frowning muscle group in the forehead that is alleged to be a set off point for headaches, compressing nerves and causing nerve inflammation. Temple migraine headaches are supposedly treated by getting rid of minute branches of the trigeminal nerve. For those patients who go through occipital i.e. back of the head migraine headaches, a small piece of muscle enclosing the nerve is detached and restored with a soft tissue flap. When the headaches are positioned behind the eyes and are elicited by weather change, Dr Guyruon works around the nose septum and adjoining structures.
He has conducted more than 1,000 of these trials on more than 450 patients, since every patient has 2.5 trigger sites in average. Investigation of more recent outcomes supposedly reveals a considerably elevated removal rate.