What is nerve decompression surgery for migraines? Nerve decompression surgery or migraine surgery strategically reduces pressure on the nerves to relieve migraine pain. In turn, it could reduce other symptoms, such as nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and dizziness.
How successful is occipital nerve decompression surgery? Many patients who undergo nerve decompression surgery have successful outcomes. In one study, 89.5% of nerve decompression surgery patients had complete resolution of headaches, while an additional 6.6% experienced significant relief and no longer needed additional treatment for head or neck pain.
Who is a candidate for migraine surgery? In general, you may be a good candidate for migraine surgery if: You have been diagnosed with migraines or occipital neuralgia by a neurologist (not all headaches are migraines) You have tried several therapies (behavioral, medications) without success. You are physically healthy.
How much does nerve decompression surgery cost? RESULTS: The mean cost of peripheral nerve decompression surgery was $10,303 with an effectiveness of 7.06, whereas the mean cost of long-term, targeted BoNTA was $36,071 with an effectiveness of 6.34. Decompression surgery is more effective and less costly over the time horizon of the model.