Plastic Surgery for Migraine Relief?

How far would you go to get rid of your headache pain? Most of us with NDPH would try just about anything to make the pain go away, but I think this maybe a little over the top for me. That’s just me. Ask me again, maybe in 15 / 20  years when I will actually want a face lift!

I originally saw this as a news story on CBS / NY this past weekend. Here is a video that explains in further detail, what this surgery entails. Please take note of the fact that around 50% of the placebo group also experienced a decrease in pain.

Obviously, more research needs to be done to prove that this is a possible cure for migraines. I don’t really see it as a cure for me, because my NDPH pain is not always in the exact same spot behind the eye or in my forehead. My pain wanders…

What’s your opinion? Would you try this (even if you didn’t want the facelift to go along with it)?


Plastic Surgery for Migraine Relief? — 2 Comments

  1. Not too sure about this plastic surgery curing headaches – interestingly when I went to see ‘the top neurologist in the UK’ (wasn’t impressed with him at all) during the 4th month of constant headache, he suggested botox injections which I politely declined as he explained, as it does in the video, that studies had shown that women who had had plastic surgery found that post surgery they no longer suffered from headaches.

    I am dubious! Plus, I am firmly of the belief that one must get to the root of the problem, as opposed to temporarily concealing it as western medicine tends to do.

    • I agree, that we should aim to get at the root of the problem and heal it, rather then masking it. When we cover the pain but not the problem, it shows up somewhere else. I’ve tried so many alternatives – acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, etc, and found they help manage the pain and help me to feel better overall. I haven’t tried botox (although it was suggested by a previous doctor). I have heard that it helps some people get temporary relief, so i may consider it at this point. As time goes on, I become more open to different treatment that I never would have considered in the first year or two after my headache started.

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