October 22nd 2014 16:38
While researching news about migraine, I came across a very interesting article!
It is about cosmetic eyelid surgery technique and how it helps migraine in a lot
"Surgery is a valid treatment for migraines in certain patients," notes
Dr. Oren Tessler, LSU Health Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon. "We believe that these patients should have ready access to migraine trigger site decompression surgery. Although larger studies are needed, we have shown that we can restore these patients to full and productive lives."
This technique could be used rather than the commonly used endoscopic approach which works down from the scalp under the skin. There are some cases where this technique may not be able to be used.The patient's anatomical issues. Some surgeons may not have access to endoscopes or experience with them.
previous positive response to Botox or nerve block treatments.
Dr. Oren Tessler, Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine, is part of a team of plastic and reconstructive surgeons who report a high success rate using a method to screen and select patients for a specific surgical migraine treatment technique. More than 90% of the patients who underwent this surgery to decompress the nerves that trigger migraines experienced relief and also got a bonus cosmetic eyelid surgery. The study, which confirms the benefit of surgical treatment for migraines and expands access to it.
The research found that, in a select group of patients, incisions through the upper eyelid resulted in equally effective release and deactivation of the nerves involved in migraines. Thirty-five patients took part in the study. All suffered from chronic nerve compression migraine headaches, with response to Botox or nerve block treatments.
I can tell you that after reading about this technique, I will be checking it out! I have a lot of problems with my eyes hurting. And actually, my eyelids have become an issue for me. I will have to do a followup on this and I will post here about it once I know more!
Watch for more updates!
source: Science Daily