Dr Michael Fallucco, M.D. F.A.C.S. has been performing surgery to alleviate migraine headache pain in Jacksonville, Florida for several years. He shares a quick question and answer with one of his former patients who had been suffering from headaches her whole life and until her procedure. Her headaches always began in the neck/back of her head and radiated to her temples and back of her eyes. Following this same day migraine surgery procedure, she is now enjoying life. Alana Weatherly, PA-C at the Florida Plastic Surgery Group asks her about her experience below.
Alana : If you could just tell us how old you are now and how long you have been dealing with migraines. What your life was like prior to surgery and how you are now.
Patient: I have been having migraines since I was 14 years old and it had progressively gotten worse just before the surgery. It felt like every single day I had one. I am 67 years old now.
Alana: Where you taking any medications prior to surgery?
Patient: I would take ibuprofen and over the years I had gotten medication from doctors none of which seemed to work. Since I had the migraine surgery in August of 2014 with Dr Michael Fallucco I have had not had one headache. I am so happy I did this. I am trying to talk my sister and her girls into it.
Alana: how was your recovery process after your migraine surgery with Dr Fallucco?
Patient: it was good. It was very simple I think. It’s a little different than most surgeries because you can’t really get to the area very easily. But it was very simple
Alana: You had the occipital migraine surgery?
Alana: is there anything you would like other patients to know before going into the surgery that you went through or that you can give some words of wisdom?
Patient: I tried doing the ice and heat on the back of my head because it was getting so bad. I didn’t find any relief from there but I had many of doctors to try. That is something I would suggest you try.