MIgraine headaches in St. Louis have become a real problem. Thousands of people in the city suffer from this debilitating issue. It costs people in many ways. You can’t work. You don’t want to spend time with your family and friends. It can be a nightmare for people that have to deal with it daily. It’s not all a loss, though. There is a solution that can work for people who have Headache that won’t go away.
Peripheral nerve surgery has been proven to reduce, and in some cases remove migraine pain from chronic migraine suffering. This surgery reduces the stress on your nerves that cause Headache by relieving the stress on the nerve. Tissue around the nerve is removed, giving the nerve a clear path and stopping the irritation.
Although the Greater occipital nerve is the most common nerve involved, other nerves can be involved as well. The lesser occipital nerve and dorsal (or least) occipital nerve which are located in the back of the head/scalp. Headaches may originate from the forehead or frontal region as well. The nerves involved in this area include the supra-orbital and zygomatico-temporal nerves.
When no other underlying diseases or conditions are found, you may be a candidate for a nerve decompression surgery that can reduce or end your migraine headaches. This is an outpatient surgery with short recovery times. Results are often immediately evident but may take several weeks. Neuropax surgeons can assess if nerve decompression surgery would help to alleviate or significantly reduce your debilitating symptoms.