What words should I know about migraine surgery?
Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
A drug is injected directly into the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
Blood pooling beneath the skin.
Transient irritation of nerves that can result in numbness, tingling and shooting pain after surgery.
A term used to describe the area of migraine pain. This is the same area in which nerves will be released during surgery.
Frontal trigger site
This site corresponds to the pain that starts above your eyebrows.
Occipital trigger site
This site corresponds to pain at the back of your head that sometimes radiates to your eyes.
Temporal trigger site
This site corresponds to pain on your temples.
Rhinogenic trigger site
This site corresponds to the pain that starts in your nose.