Suffering From Migraines? Get a Forehead Lift

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Suffering From Migraines? Get a Forehead Lift

Post by Tee on Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:01 am

Since high school, Michael Calderone's migraine headaches have been so crushing that life his life would just stop.

"I would come home in the summer after working and go pass out in a dark room with a headache so bad I would lose the rest of the day," said Calderone, a 52-year-old who runs a building electronics company in Cleveland. "I was totally dysfunctional until I passed out."

The headaches only got worse as he grew older.

"If it hit in the morning, I would lose a whole day and the next day until it would cycle down," he said. "No bright lights, no stress, no activity at all -- just not to agitate your head so it would not get worse."

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/plastic-surgery-migraines-tool-doctors-medicine-bag/story?id=16105176#.T4dP8FGvKQc

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Post by Dr Pav Khaira on Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:13 am

Interesting story!

Again, noone really understands the misery of migraines unless they get em!!
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Post by sisterphonetica on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:06 am

Ah, nerve decompression - that makes sense - depends on your trigger points doesn't it? I think the cheek thing I was taking about the other day may be related.

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Post by Tee on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:14 am

The latest thinking is that nerves play a bigger role in migraines than previously thought - so I am seriously considering this now - hubby and I are reading a lot about it and will talk to the docs when I see them in a few weeks time - My thinking is if Botox works (and it does for me) would cutting the nerves work permanently ...........?

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Post by Tee on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:46 am

This is what I am currently researching more:
http://www.migrainesurgery.co.uk/uk/en/surgical-therapy/procedure.html


Migraine Operation

The ‘Discovery’ of the Migraine Procedure

The Migraine Procedure was discovered by chance in the USA in the year 2000. In a clinical study involving 314 patients, surgeons removed the corrugator muscle, a small muscle around the eyebrow, in order to eliminate ‘frown lines’. Prior to the procedure, 39 of the 314 patients had experienced migraine. One year after surgery, 31 of these 39 patients reported that their migraine had either disappeared completely or diminished considerably.

These findings prompted surgeons at the University Hospital in Cleveland (USA) to look more closely at the link between the corrugator muscle and migraine. Since then, a number of studies have been published on the efficacy of operative migraine therapy, including a study (anklickbarer Link zu der Studie) in the New England Journal of Medicine. In addition, patient data from the USA, Austria and Germany has demonstrated that:

35 per cent of patients experienced complete relief from migraine symptoms one year after the surgery.
In a further 57 per cent of patients, the frequency of the attacks and the intensity of the pain were reduced by more than half following the procedure.

The surgical approach to migraine therapy

Surgical migraine therapy involves relieving pressure on various branches of the trigeminal nerve. In many people it is the interaction of the corrugator muscle and the trigeminal nerve that leads to a migraine attack. The corrugator is positioned above the eyebrows and is one of the muscles responsible for forming ‘frown lines’ or other expressions in that part of the face. Part of the trigeminal nerve passes through the corrugator muscle: as a consequence of irritation of the nerve, a cascade of events is initiated which can lead to a migraine attack.

The surgeon makes a small incision along the eyelid crease in order to remove the pain triggering muscle – in most cases the corrugator muscle. The nerve in the muscle is neither removed nor damaged in the procedure. By removing the muscle, the nerve in the trigger area above the eyebrow cannot be stimulated and therefore migraine symptoms are eliminated.

Trigger areas on the temples can be treated surgically by the same principle. Pressure is relieved on the corresponding nerve through keyhole surgery, with the surgeon accessing the nerve via the section of the temple that is covered by hair. The third possibility is to relieve pressure on a nerve located in the neck.

It is vitally important that each case is examined individually and that each patient undergoes a botulinum toxin (Botox) test before they are considered for the procedure. If migraine symptoms improve by more than 50 per cent in the first eight weeks after the injection of botulinum toxin, this is a positive, prognostic indicator for the success of the Migraine Procedure.

In addition to relief from migraine symptoms, the patient will notice that the ‘frown lines’ between the eyebrows soften, and in most cases, disappear.

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Post by sisterphonetica on Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:53 am

Hmmm. I wonder if people with Bell's Palsy get fewer migraines. Interesting.
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