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Migraine Surgery

Chronic Headache Relief

The goal of migraine surgery is to reduce or eliminate headache frequency, duration and pain by surgically releasing pressure points around the head.

Who is a good candidate for migraine surgery?

Migraine surgery is a highly individualized procedure. Depending on your symptoms, you may be eligible for trigger point release at different sites.

In general, you may be a good candidate for migraine surgery if:

  • You have been diagnosed with migraines or occipital neuralgia by a neurologist (not all headaches are migraines)
  • You have tried several therapies (behavioral, medications) without success
  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations


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