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It has been shown in some patients that the origin of headache pain comes from branches of arteries outside the skull. Closing the artery in the temple was first described by Al Zahrawi. Positively identifying these arteries outside the skull as the source of headache pain has proven to give excellent results after surgery.

The aim of the study is to identify patients suffering from chronic migraine that have an improvement in the quality of life after their scalp arteries have been cauterized, causing a stop in the blood flow. The arteries that have been successfully identified as the source of pain in a total of 65 patients with constant daily headache, went through the procedure to stop blood flow in these specific arteries.

The results of the study show that there is an improvement in the quality of life of patients suffering from chronic daily headache after their scalp arteries have been positively identified and cauterized.

This concludes that surgically cauterizing the arteries outside the skull can act as a treatment method in specific patients with chronic daily headache.


View the full migraine study at this link: Treating migraine by doing surgery on the external arteries.

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