Posted by Xanthro (220.127.116.11) on February 05, 2002 at 14:25:16:
In Reply to: Are you saying that a Dr. here in Milwaukee, just a few miles from me, has a cure for CH....and I haven't heard of him? posted by Elizabeth on February 04, 2002 at 19:01:27:
A number of doctors do not consider Sluder's Syndrome to be CH, while others do.
Here is some information on surgery to help with CH.
"In such cases a number of surgical procedures may be performed, most of which are directed at the trigeminal nerve and/or nervus intermedius (geniculate systems). Destructive interventions that involve harming the petrosal nerve, include percutaneous radiofrequency or glycerol rhizotomy. These surgeries are identical to those for trigeminal neuralgia. Between 50 and 70 percent achieve immediate pain relief and 10 to 30 percent are capable of improved pain control following radiofrequency rhizotomy.
Alliteratively, microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve with or without partial cutting of the nervus intermedius offers a non-destructive surgical treatment for cluster headache. Approximately half of cluster headache sufferers attain good long-term control of their headache following this procedure."
That link has a lot of information about CH and other types of "headache"
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