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Migraines Possibly Cured By Removing Muscle in Forehead

A clinic in Britain is offering a cure for migraine sufferers by removing a muscle in the forehead that triggers pain, nausea and dizziness.

Each year millions of people suffer from migraine headaches, which is a severe pain felt on one, or sometimes both, sides of the head.

Affecting most people between the ages of 15 and 55, the cause for a migraine is unknown, but many researchers believe that blood flow or chemical changes in the brain can cause these painful headaches.

Migraines are usually treated with medication but a clinic is now offering a solution. Most migraines are started when the nerves in the head and the corrugator muscle (located above the eyebrows) interact.

Patients have to go through a screening process in order to find their migraine trigger points, because not all migraines are triggered in the same places.

Patients are given Botox injections in order to paralyze the corrugator muscle. After waiting eight weeks, they are then to report whether there has been a significant improvement in their migraine symptoms. If so, they are then allowed to have the operation to remove the corrugator muscle.

Professor Thomas Muehlberger has performed this surgery over 500 times on migraine sufferers. He says, “Although the migraine procedure will not be suitable for all patients, it will offer many of those affected a real chance of freeing themselves from their migraines completely or at least reducing the severity and frequency of their attacks.”

This sounds like a new breakthrough for people with migraines, but it would be interesting to know if there would be any kind of scarring or especially nerve damage if anything were to go wrong. But I’m sure that people with migraines would try anything to get rid of them just to be free of the pain.

Would any of you migraine sufferers out there every think of getting a surgery like this?

 

Source: dailymail

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Comments
Jun 28, 2008
by whysteriastar@h...
whysteriastar@hotmail.com's picture

I would do that in a heartbeat.

I hate my migranes, sometimes they make me wish I was just dead instead of suffering like that. I wanna call the clinic up right now. I hope somewhere in the US starts doing it soon.

Jill

www.ruethedayblog.com

Jun 28, 2008
by Anonymous

is that the best idea?

i wouldn't do it. simply because (i'm no doctor, so i'm just guessing) headaches and migraines could be a symptom for something else too. it might take doctors longer to find the cause of your sickness if you dont have all the symptoms. why go through a procedure that may cause more tests later?

Jun 29, 2008
by Anonymous

Migraines are caused by lots

Migraines are caused by lots of different things, that's the danger with this op. Even if it works it may be covering up the real issue.

Jun 29, 2008
by Anonymous

This just sounds too good to

This just sounds too good to be true and until they perfect this procedure I'd rather stick with my migraines. Thank you for trying though. Violetta

Jul 5, 2008
by Anonymous

There is no "cure"

Migraine is a genetic neurological disease for which, at this time, there is no cure.

This surgery no cure or magic bullet. If it works, and I'm skeptical about that, at best, it may remove one type of trigger.

To write about it as a cure is sensationalistic and disrespectful to the millions of people who live with this potentially debilitating DISEASE.

If you want to write about such things, at least put them in proper perspective.

Teri Robert
writer, patient advocate
www.MyMigraineConnection.com
www.HelpForHeadaches.com
www.MigraineAdvocacy.org

Jul 12, 2008
by Anonymous

مرض الشقيقة أو ألام الرأس

toufik..
للتوضيح .. الصداع وألام الرأس تزداد سوءا عندما يأخذ الشخص حماما ساخن .. وتبقى قدماه ساخنة فتبدأ ألام الشقيقة . ولحل هذه المشكلة يجب على الشخص أن غسل رجليه بماء بارد فورا بعد الحمام .....

Jan 6, 2009
by Anonymous

how does it affect the facial expression

will u still be able to move ur eyebrow?. tell us more please.