Studies conducted in America show that approximately 12% of the population, that is, 28 million people, are affected by migraine.
The male-to-female ratio is 3/1, resulting in a loss of 112 million working days to the economy and a cost of 14 billion dollars, including migraine medications used.
Migraine is a problem that should not be evaluated only in terms of job loss, but also causes difficulties in social life and has a negative impact on personal relationships in some people.
What is migraine?
Migraine is a specific chronic headache that is very common in society and has social effects as well as individual effects that reduce the quality of life and cause dizziness.
What are the reasons?
Sleep disorders, stress, irregular nutrition, some foods, some medications, environmental factors and hormonal changes are among the triggering causes of migraine.
What are the symptoms of migraine?
Although usually described as unilateral, moderate to severe headaches can be bilateral, and may be accompanied by complaints such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, paleness of the face, coldness in the hands and feet, and extreme sensitivity to movement, sound and light during the initial stages of the attack.
What are the attacks like?
The general attack frequency is once every 6 weeks and the attack duration is 24 hours. 10% of migraine patients have attacks every week, and in 20% of them, attack periods can last between 48 hours and 72 hours. Although very rare, patients with migraine headaches every day have also been reported.
Some patients may experience complaints such as vision problems, hallucinations of taste and smell, or numbness in the fingers and hands, defined as migraine with aura, before migraine attacks.
Migraine patients usually want to rest in a dark and quiet room. After a migraine attack, patients experience a flu-like recovery period such as fatigue, exhaustion, poor concentration, nausea, and muscle aches.
At what age does pain begin?
The most common onset of migraine pain is childhood and early adolescence.
Can migraine be prevented?
Many protocols have been established to prevent migraine and treat its attacks.
During my surgical training in America, I worked with the world-famous Prof. Dr. I had the opportunity to obtain and apply various information about migraine treatment from Bahman Guyuron. For patients experiencing migraine pain, I can easily say that treatment of this disease is possible.
What are migraine treatment methods?
As alternative treatment methods, we surgeons can recommend BTOX migraine treatment and permanent migraine surgery. These methods are approved in our country, as well as in the United States and England.
Chronic migraine treatment
As a result of scientific research, it has been shown that BTOX application is effective in the treatment of chronic migraine. The application is made to the forehead, temples, nape and neck area. Botolinium toxin is injected subcutaneously with a needle at certain points in the areas we have specified.
Patients who prefer Botox application state that their headaches decrease and disappear. Patients need to re-enter Botox applications at certain periods, the effect of which lasts for 4-6 months.
Permanent migraine surgery
Migraine surgery also allows patients to get rid of migraine pain completely. During these surgical operations, the muscles that cause migraine pain are removed and the nerves that these muscles put pressure on are relaxed or the nerves are removed completely. Thus, the patient is completely free of migraine disease after this surgical procedure.
How is the surgical method applied?
World famous Prof. working in Cleveland, USA. Dr. The surgical method in migraine treatment came to light after Bahman Guyuron started a scientific study after he heard that the patients who had migraine complaints, to whom he performed face lift surgery and BTOX application, had experienced frequent headaches before, but after the surgery, the frequency of attacks decreased significantly, and some of them had no attacks at all.
I had the chance to learn first-hand about migraine treatment from Dr. Guyuron, whom I visited during my facial plastic surgery training and had the opportunity to work with in his clinic and operating rooms.
In the surgical treatment of migraine, after taking a detailed history of the patient, I make BTox injections to the areas that trigger migraine. Then, if we find that there is a significant decrease in migraine attacks in the patients who are followed for 3-4 months, I perform surgery on the areas where BTOX was applied endoscopically, that is, without a scar. Success rates of up to 86% have been reported in many studies conducted in Europe behind Dr. Guyuron.
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