• The differences between cervical decompression and migraine surgery nerve decompression

    In answering questions from Facebook groups and patients here in the office, it is becoming clear to me that many migraine sufferers may not understand that there is a BIG difference between cervical decompression surgery and the type of nerve decompression that we migraine surgeons perform in order to provide migraine relief. What is Cervical […]

  • Aimovig and the new CGRP drugs for migraine

    Last week I did several Facebook Live “events” about the newest migraine drug Aimovig, a CGRP antagonist released last week from Amgen.  (You can see those and other videos here.)  There is much to be excited about.  Aimovig is the first drug specifically developed for migraines.  The other migraine drugs that are used for migraines […]

  • The 2018 Policy Statement regarding Migraine Headache Surgery from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Research Foundation

    As many now know, microvascular decompression of several nerves in the head and neck is a proven successful therapy for the relief of migraine headaches.  I was very happy to read the recent Policy Statement put forth but the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Research Foundation.  This important paper provides an […]

  • What Sets Us Apart?

    Why do patients from Los Angeles or Las Vegas travel to visit the Migraine Surgery Specialty Center for Migraine Relief? Dr. Lowenstein’s interest in migraine surgery stems from personal experience. From a very young age, Dr. Lowenstein has personally experienced the pain of chronic migraines, and understands like few other doctors do what a migraine […]

  • Dr. Lowenstein featured on “The Beauty and the Surgeon”

    I recently had the honor of being asked to do a podcast with well known Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Martin. Dr. Martin has a podcast called Beauty and the Surgeon which discusses all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. I’ve known Dr. Martin for quite some time, dating back to when I was […]

  • Diagnostic nerve blocks vs Therapeutic nerve blocks

    This is a quick little video to help explain the differences between using local anesthesia for a diagnostic nerve block and using Botox for a longer term therapeutic nerve block.  Please ask questions if you are interested in more information… Call us at 805-969-9004 so we can help clear things up!

  • Bringing Migraine Surgery to Denver Colorado

    I”m very excited about our newest venture, which will involve bringing our successes in providing migraine relief to Denver Colorado.  This will provide a more central access point to so many migraine sufferers in the central part of the United States, including Arizona, Kansas, Wyoming, and Utah. I was fortunate enough to live and practice […]

  • Migraines and Hopelessness

    A young lady was in my office recently, and like so many patients with pain from migraine headaches and/or occipital neuralgia, she had been to many many doctors before me.  We discussed the possibility of doing Targeted Injection Mapping, and she became very emotional.  She had been through so much over the past three years […]

  • Head Trauma, Whiplash, and Migraine Headaches

    A traffic accident in Los Angeles?  Football injury in college?  Even the recent surge in popularity of kickboxing has produced too many head trauma patients that experience chronic migraine headaches after their injury. I recently had an interesting conversation with a woman who had “post-concussion” headaches, but when I asked if she had isolated trauma […]

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