Posted by Kevin (126.96.36.199) on December 28, 2001 at 11:24:44:
This is just a caption off a local tv station's site of a story they once did. Is this the same surgery discussed here before?
A doctor at the University of Pittsburgh has found a
new way to cut off chronic pain in the head, neck &
Dr. Ake Nystrom removes pain-producing "trigger"
points in the fascia - the connective tissue around
Dr. Ake Nystrom/University of Pittsburgh: "I take
away, it is a sleeve of fibrotic tissue around the
nerve. And you may choose to call that scar."
Yet why the surgery works isn't entirely clear.
Pat Dixon isn't concerned about how it works.
She's just glad that the headache that plagued her
for 43 of her 57 years is gone.
Pat Dixon/headache sufferer: "I just remember at
one point he said, 'How does that feel?' And I
started to cry. And I said, 'My headache's gone.' He
said, 'Why are you crying?' I said, 'My headache's
More than 80% of doctor Nystrom's patients say
their pain reduced or eliminated by his "trigger
point" surgery - some after years of failed
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