Posted by Todd (184.108.40.206) on December 04, 2000 at 20:31:12:
In Reply to: surgery to clip corrugator muscles stops migraine? posted by Trudy on December 04, 2000 at 11:15:55:
that botox injections in the corrugator muscles have no effect on ch (and the effect on migraines is temporary).
This would indicate that this surgery would likewise be ineffective for ch.
My reading on corrugator muscle surgery when this first hit the medical journals a number of weeks ago indicated that the success of both botox and this surgery is due to the involvement of the corrugators in migraine pain. Basically, the theory is that, whatever the initiating mechanism, one effect of migraine is to cause either tightening or spasms in the corrugator, hence resulting in the "band around the head" description of migraine.
Since there seems to be no involvement of the corrugators in CH and our pain is internal rather than surface, I doubt this procedure would help.
You may still wish to pursue it if (like hub, bobp and many others here) you have a lot of wrinkles on your forehead. :-)
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