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Seeking migraine relief through surgery

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Some migraine sufferers are finding relief by visiting their plastic surgeon.  Botox is successful in freezing nerves that trigger headaches, the problem is that botox wears off.

In a new study, surgeons removed those muscles for a permanent fix.  Some study participants got the surgery, while others got a sham procedure.

A year later, migraines were eliminated for more than half of the patients who got the real surgery.  Just 4-percent in the placebo group experienced the same relief.
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