It is estimated that between forty and fifty million Americans suffer from chronic or repeated headaches. It is possible that headaches are the most common reason for missing work or school in America. For those that suffer with chronic or repeated headaches, the pain can often be unbearable. Help is now available at the Providence Hospital Headache Clinic.
Surgery for Migraine Headaches
Surgical decompression of the peripheral sensory nerves around the skull can have a beneficial effect on the frequency, severity and duration of the migraine headaches. Surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under local or (usually) general anesthesia and usually takes one to two hours. Some patients have multiple migraine triggers and surgery may take longer if the trigger sites are on different areas of the head. Surgery is not on the brain and we do not remove or go through the skull bones.