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I have a chronic daily headache, are there any surgical options for me?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly
There are two chronic headaches that currently have reliable surgical options: 1.
Trigeminal neuralgia (sharp, stabbing facial pain that can be triggered by eating/touch) and 2. Occipital neuralgia (neck and occipital pain from an injured occipital nerve). Common headaches, migraines, stress headaches, and cluster headaches are all headache types without surgical options.

In brief: Possibly
There are two chronic headaches that currently have reliable surgical options: 1.
Trigeminal neuralgia (sharp, stabbing facial pain that can be triggered by eating/touch) and 2. Occipital neuralgia (neck and occipital pain from an injured occipital nerve). Common headaches, migraines, stress headaches, and cluster headaches are all headache types without surgical options.
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
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Dr. Mark Green
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Surgery not the usual treatment, and cannot speak about your headaches in particular. Never blocks including the greater occipital nerve and stimulators implanted into a variety of nerves in the face and neck, are often used.

In brief: Yes
Surgery not the usual treatment, and cannot speak about your headaches in particular. Never blocks including the greater occipital nerve and stimulators implanted into a variety of nerves in the face and neck, are often used.
Dr. Mark Green
Dr. Mark Green
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Dr. Roger Frankel
Neurosurgery
In brief: Probably not
In general there is no surgery for common headaches.

In brief: Probably not
In general there is no surgery for common headaches.
Dr. Roger Frankel
Dr. Roger Frankel
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