Nerve Decompression for Migrain Headaches

In Long Island


Nerve Decompression for Migrain Headaches

A migraine can be a debilitating and handicapping sensation. Some patients cannot find any relief and even if they do find a temporary relief, it might come with side effects you might not be able to live with. If your migraines aren’t responding to the options you’ve tried, you’re not alone and you might consider a Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches procedure in the Long Island area.

Dr. Jason Cohn of Cohn Plastic Surgery routinely sees Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches patients from all over Nassau County, Suffolk County, Long Island, and even from Manhattan. His boutique office is in Smithtown, New York, making it a convenient destination for any Nerve Decompression for Migraine headache patients on the North Shore.

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What is Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches?

Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches is routinely also known as migraine surgery. This procedure aims at relieving pressure from nerves at trigger points that cause the symptoms of migraine. The procedure can also help alleviate other symptoms such as nausea, light sensitivity, fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and dizziness in certain patients.

Nerve decompression surgery removes the excess tissues or blood vessels that are constricting or irritating those nerves that trigger migraines. Once the nerves have more space, the surgeon adds extra insulation made of fat to each nerve as an added prevention against further migraines.

Who are the best candidates for Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches?

The best candidates for Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches in Long Island will have some of the following characteristics:

  • Healthy lifestyle
  • No underlying medical conditions
  • Realistic Expectations
  • You have been diagnosed with migraines by a neurologist
  • You have been diagnosed with occipital neuralgia by a neurologist
  • You have tried every other therapy without success

What are the benefits of Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches?

Our patients who have received a Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches in Long Island have reported the following benefits:

  • Better quality of life
  • Clearer thinking
  • Higher energy
  • Less irritability and fatigue
  • Less unpredictability of productivity
  • Relief of light sensitivity
  • Relief of migraines

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohn at Cohn Plastic Surgery. He will discuss your medical history with you to understand what best has worked or not worked with your system. He will also conduct a physical exam, focusing on your migraine symptoms and the possibility of peripheral nerve pathology contributing to them. Third, to locate trigger points that the irritated nerves cause, Dr. Cohn might schedule to conduct diagnostic testing such as nerve blocks or Botox injections to help confirm whether peripheral nerve pathology is a factor in your migraine symptoms. If you experience relief, this is a good sign that the surgery will be effective. It also confirms the location of your unique trigger points. At the end of the consultation, you and Dr. Cohn will arrive at a treatment plan together, which the patient coordinator can then take to help schedule you, discharge any pre-operative instructions, and also help with costing and pricing options.

What to expect on the day of Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches surgery

On the day of your surgery, Dr. Cohn and his friendly staff will welcome you, get you settled, and go over your treatment plan once more to address any questions and/or concerns. The anesthetics will then administer anesthesia.

Dr. Cohn will then make small incisions in your upper eyelid or the front or back of the scalp, depending on where the offending nerve is. Sometimes, nasal nerves are the constricted trigger points because you have a deviated septum (misalignment of the wall between your nostrils). In this case, you may get a surgery called a septoplasty to repair the septum, which can release the nasal nerves.

Migraine surgery is customized to your specific medical history. Therefore, make sure to speak to your surgeon about the specific incisions for your procedure. 

Overall, the incisions are extremely discrete. The treatment may even reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines due to the nature of the surgery. Once the procedure is done, Dr. Cohn will close the incisions with sutures, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips close the skin incisions.

The surgery usually takes between 1 and 4 hours.

Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches Recovery

Once you are done, the staff will watch you in the recovery room until the sedation wears off. It is recommended that you have family or friends on standby to drive you home to be safe.

Once home, you can start showering after 2 days and restart work and exercise for two weeks depending on how you feel. You might notice an occasional migraine, and mild bruising, swelling, and tingling in the incision area. However, these symptoms will abate in time and can be addressed with pain medication. 

You may have multiple follow-ups with your physician for the weeks after surgery.

Nerve Decompression for Migrain Headaches Cost

How much does Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches cost in Long Island, NY?

The cost of Nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches in Long Island varies depending on the type of technique used in surgery, and the surgeon’s, and anesthetist’s fees among other factors. The best way to arrive at a cost is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Cohn so that the patient coordinator can use the resulting treatment plan for pricing options.

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Why choose Cohn Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Jason Cohn is a Long Island native and AAFPRS fellowship-trained facial plastic reconstructive surgeon based in Smithtown, NY. Dr. Cohn enjoys connecting with his patients in a meaningful, approachable demeanor. He aims to assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals with natural, high-quality results. Dr. Cohn is also a DO (Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).


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If you are in the Long Island area and tired of dealing with life-debilitating migraines, do not commit more suffering and wasted time to this, please reach out to Cohn Plastic Surgery as there is legitimate and successful help out there. A nerve Decompression for Migraine Headaches might be all you need to regain a pain-free and healthy outlook on life again. Call us at your earliest or visit us on our website. We cannot wait to help you get to a pain-free life!

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