Migraine Treatment

An estimated 40+ million individuals in the US suffer from some type of headache disorder. If you don’t personally suffer from the debilitating effects of migraine headaches, chances are you know someone who does. The good news is, advances in medical science have allowed for more options for migraine treatment. Knoxville expert Dr. Jason Hall…

Anyone who has experienced a migraine has suffered through sheer torment. Knoxville patients seeking a cure for their migraines can find relief from an unexpected source: Botox. That’s right, the same treatment for facial lines and wrinkles can reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches by getting injections around the head and neck every…

Medicine has always been a “hands-on” specialty.  The “laying on of hands” is and always has been a crucial and vital part of the diagnostic process.  There is no CT scan, MRI, ultrasound, or blood test that can substitute for your doctor sitting down with you, listening to what is wrong, and examining you with…

In a recent publication in the international headache journal Cephalagia, a renown group of headache researchers published an article which, among headache circles, is at the same time both ground-breaking and controversial.  In it, they showed that sumatriptan (commonly known as Imitrex) has a significant constrictive (narrowing) effect on the small blood vessels in the…

There are times in medicine, especially in surgery, when you feel incredibly blessed and lucky to be doing what you are doing.  I’ll share a brief story with you, and I hope you’ll see what I mean. If you don’t know, I love the migraine part of my practice.  You can read more about it…

A large part of my practice is dedicated to the treatment of migraine headaches with microvascular nerve decompression.  In addition to decompression of numerous nerves in the forehead, temples and within the nose that cause migraine headaches, there are also nerves in the back of the head that can cause chronic headaches. This type of…

Almost 25% of women between 18 and 50 suffer from migraine headaches.  As any of you who suffer from migraines knows, the cost – in terms of medications, ER visits, lost days at work, etc (not to mention time lost with your family and friends, which is irreplaceable) is immense. A little science – the…

You can OPERATE on people for migraine headaches? Does it WORK? These are two of the questions I get when I start talking about doing surgery to help people suffering with migraine headaches. To keep my answer short and easy to follow, the answer to both questions is the same: Yes. Ten years or so…