Specialized face lift may help cure migraines
November 16, 2010
Sufferers of migraines may have some hope for relief, as a new study suggests that plastic surgery may alleviate the debilitating headaches. Researchers say they have found that removing certain muscles or nerve tissue can have a positive impact, CNN reports.
While there have been a number of other treatments that have been aimed at treating symptoms of migraines, those who conducted the study believe this is a more permanent solution.
The results were uncovered by injecting Botox to temporarily paralyze certain facial muscles in their subjects. The patients were then divided into two groups - one of which received the face lifting surgery.
A year later, 57 percent of those who had the surgery no longer experienced migraines, compared to 4 percent of those who did not undergo the procedure.
According to WebMD.com, approximately 45 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches, which can be caused by everything from lack of sleep to certain medication.
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