WHAT ARE THE RESULTS WITH SURGICAL INTERVENTION?
The results with these types of procedures have been quite dramatic. In one study out of Georgetown University, data from 190 patients with pain/headaches in the back of the head who underwent surgical decompression were analyzed. Over 80% of patients experienced at least 50% pain relief and over 43% of patients experienced complete relief of their headaches one year post-procedure! In February 2011, the five-year results of such procedures were published in the medical journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. These results demonstrated that five years following their operation, 88% of patients still reported greater than 50% improvement in their headache symptoms and 29% were completely headache-free! Dr. Peled himself has also published articles that further delineate the compression topography of several nerves treated during headache surgery and even described a novel surgical approach to a commonly treated nerve.
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