Austin Migraine Treatment (Targeted Botox and Outpatient Surgical Procedures)
Migraine headache are debilitating and affect more people than diabetes. They result in lost productivity and decreased enjoyment of life. Some migraine headaches are caused by muscle contraction nearby and thus irritation of sensory nerves in the upper face and neck. Some migraines are the result in abnormal airflow in the nose due to altered anatomy.
Precise and targeted botox injections can weaken the offending muscles and thus reduce nerve irritation in some patients. This is therapeutic but temporary. Botox is also diagnostic in that if produces headache improvement it suggests a patient may benefit from surgical management of migraines. Surgical management is generally minimal access out-patient procedures designed to precisely weaken small amounts of muscle that is irritating the affected nerve. If the cause is nasal anatomy derangement well established septal and turbinate surgery can be very effective – refer to the nose portion of the site for additional information.
- Fellowship trained in migraine surgery techniques by the surgeon who originally devised them
- Significant experience in advanced nasal surgery
Recovery is generally well tolerated. Scientific studies demonstrate proven rates of improvement in appropriately selected patients.