Rhinogenic Migraine Surgery
Relief is provided by either releasing muscle fiber or freeing nerves through decompression surgery. The specific nature of the surgery depends on the trigger site. Rhinogenic patients whose headaches are triggered intra-nasally may have a deviated septum, or enlarged turbinates coming in contact with the septum. Prior to surgery, each patient will undergo a computer tomography (CT) scan to help identify such abnormalities.
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.