Kinsey Discusses Her Migraine Surgery

Dr. Lowenstein: We are here. Well, why don’t you guys introduce yourselves? Kinsey: I’m Kinsey. Jill: I’m Jill. Dr. Lowenstein: And Jill is Kinsey’s … Jill: Mom. Dr. Lowenstein: Mom. So Kinsey, tell me about how, what your life was two years ago, three years ago, five years ago, et cetera. Kinsey: So I started…

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Get the Skinny on Migraine Surgery

Migraines are more than a frustrating headache one gets from time to time. The severity of migraines can be debilitating. Even if only for a short while, having to exit stage right and bow out of day-to-day life can take a toll on emotional wellness. In recent years, the medical community has evolved to bring…

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Migraines can feel like fireworks in your head

This 4th of July, watching the fireworks from my backyard got me thinking about how severe headache and migraine can feel like fireworks going on inside your head.  As I thought through this, I actually think that fireworks is an interesting analogy to explain how nerve decompression prevents migraine pain. If you think of the…

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What’s in a name?

The term “migraine surgery” was coined as a simplified way for the public to understand that there is a surgical procedure to improve migraine headache symptoms.  In fact, the more appropriate name for this procedure is “nerve decompression surgery for the relief of headache and migraine symptoms.”  That’s a bit too wordy, but unfortunately, the…

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Is Migraine Surgery Worth It?

Migraines can be an enormous obstacle to living your best life. Still, many of the people who experience these intense headaches feel somewhat lost when it comes to finding “the right” treatment. Migraine surgery might offer a glimmer of hope but, also, is migraine surgery brain surgery? Is it risky? Is it effective? The real…

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Designing Your Ideal Migraine Treatment Plan

Millions of Americans experience frequent headaches. Migraines, and sometimes cluster headaches, may occur with such intensity that one must retreat from their daily activities for a time. The migraines that occur are as unique as each individual who experiences them. They can have multiple triggers and may respond differently to management strategies at different times.…

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Should I See a Migraine Specialist?

Migraines are a frustrating problem for many adults. These persistent headaches can be temporarily debilitating, though treatment options have been relatively limited for some time. You may have only recently discovered that there is such a thing as a migraine specialist. Historically, chronic, severe headaches have been managed by primary care physicians and neurologists. So…

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