Long-Term Relief for Chronic Migraine Headaches in New York
If you have suffered from chronic headaches and migraines, you know that there is a myriad of treatments available. What you may not know is that surgery is an option that can potentially result in the cure of your headaches. Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh is a professor of surgery at New York Medical college as well as the founder and director of WMC headache specialists which brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts including neurology, anesthesia and pain, as well as internal medicine and neurosurgery to address the complex needs of chronic headache patients. With decades long experience treating thousands of patients, Dr. Alizadeh is an established authority in the field having published his definitive 10-year study of his surgical patients in 2021.
WHAT ARE MIGRAINES?
Migraine surgery addresses a neurological disorder associated with various common symptoms, including recurring moderate to intense headaches, nausea, weakness, loss of vision, and sensitivity to light or sound. A chronic medical condition, migraines often cause throbbing or pulsing on the side of the head. The pain can last for a duration of a few hours to days at a time.
While researchers have yet to identify an exact cause for migraines, the symptoms are believed to be associated with abnormal activity in the brain that results in inflammation of the blood vessels. Women, people with a family history of migraines, and those between the ages of 15 and 55 are more susceptible to migraines. Some of the most common triggers are lack of sleep, skipped meals, hormonal fluctuations, weather changes, alcohol, and foods containing nitrates, MSG, tyramine, or Aspartame.
MIGRAINE SURGERY IN LONG ISLAND CAN BRING LONG-TERM RELEIF FROM CHRONIC HEADACHES
Migraine surgery is based on the belief that these specific headaches are caused by compressed peripheral sensory nerves that run along the outer skull. Surgery aims to decompress these nerves and release the specific headache trigger points, without affecting the skull bones or brain. Pressure points can occur anywhere on the head and neck, but common trigger sites include the forehead, temples, around the eyes, inside the nose, and the back of the head.
The techniques used are similar to those applied in facial plastic surgery treatments. Surgery should be considered as an option only after a patient has exhausted all other non-invasive, traditional treatment modalities. Migraine surgery is designed as a one-time procedure and is believed to have the benefit of reducing the need for medication, as week as the frequency, duration, and severity of headaches. It can even completely prevent them from occurring in some cases.
Contact Dr. Alizadeh today to schedule your migraine surgery consultation to find a solution to tour chronic headaches. Request your appointment online, or phone 212-34-0100 (Manhattan) / 516.439.5010 (Long Island).