Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009


Plastic surgery to cure migraines? One small study claims it's possible. Of 49 migraine patients who underwent surgery similar to a forehead lift, more than half said their migraines disappeared. The operation removed some of the muscles surrounding the trigeminal nerve branches, which have been implicated as migraine triggers. The patients' improvement may be the result of more than a mere placebo effect: a control group of 26 patients had similar surgery that did not target the trigeminals, and the migraines stopped for only one of them.