Occipital Migraine Surgery
Occipital migraines originate at the back of the neck and maybe caused when the greater occipital nerve is impinged by the semispinalis capitis muscle. During surgery, the muscle is resected and the nerve shielded from further irritation.
Healing and Recovery
Swelling and bruising are common following the procedure. This generally lasts about a week to 10 days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 3 weeks. The use of headache medication should significantly diminish following successful surgery.