What is migraine surgery?
The goal of migraine surgery is to reduce or eliminate headache frequency, duration and pain. Migraines can be associated with compression and irritation of sensory nerves and vessels around your head. When these compression points are released during surgery, the severity of migraines may decrease or you may not experience further migraines.
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Sites of nerve compression are also known as trigger points. You may have one or several trigger points depending on your symptoms. The most common and main trigger sites are frontal (pain above your eyes and/or your forehead), temporal (pain over your temples), rhinogenic (pain inside your nose that can extend to behind your eyes), occipital (pain on the back of your head that can radiate across your skull to your eyes or behind your eyes). You may also experience pain at less common sites around your head.