It’s estimated that as many as 39 million people in the United States suffer from migraines. If your migraine pain interferes with your quality of life and traditional medical treatments aren’t helping, Christopher Brooks, MD, may have a solution for you. At his practice, Brooks Plastic Surgery in Hollywood, Florida, Dr. Brooks offers a surgical procedure that significantly reduces your migraine pain. To schedule a consultation, call the office today or book an appointment online.
A migraine is a type of headache that causes intense throbbing pain, usually localized to one area of your head. The pain lasts a few hours to a few days and may cause additional symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity.
For many people, migraines are a chronic problem that affects their daily life. If you’re suffering from chronic migraine pain that doesn’t seem to improve with traditional medical treatment, Dr. Brooks can help.
Treatment for your migraine depends on the severity of your symptoms. Many people manage their migraine pain with self-care and over-the-counter migraine medication, as well as supplements such as magnesium or coenzyme Q10.
Other people, however, require prescription-strength medication to help ease the symptoms. Botox® is also a treatment that many chronic migraine sufferers find beneficial.
Even with so many treatment options, some people continue experiencing debilitating migraine pain. Dr. Brooks is a leading authority on surgical interventions for migraines, which is a novel procedure that strives to reduce the pain, frequency, and duration of your migraines by reducing the pressure on the nerves responsible for the pain.
Dr. Brooks determines if you’re a good candidate for migraine surgery when you come in for a consultation. For consideration, you must suffer from chronic migraines that haven’t improved with conservative treatments.
Dr. Brooks performs migraine surgery under general anesthesia so you don’t feel any discomfort during the procedure, which takes 45-60 minutes. During the procedure, Dr. Brooks decompresses various sensory nerve trigger points around your forehead and face.
After the procedure, you’re sent to the recovery area for observation. When it’s medically safe, you’re sent home. Dr. Brooks recommends you take it easy for 1-2 weeks following your migraine surgery.
While results vary, many patients report a significant reduction in migraine pain. Some even report a full resolution of their migraine headaches.
To learn more about the surgical treatment options for migraines, call Brooks Plastic Surgery today or request an appointment online.