In 2009 news that a single surgery ( Trigger point release) can improve migraines and chronic headaches ricocheted worldwide. Subsequently FDA approved BOTOX use for chronic migraines on October 2010. Drugs for migraines and chronic headaches often do not help chronic sufferers and have side effects including mental sluggishness, nausea, muscle weakness, difficulty in thinking, and trouble functioning.
Trigger point release is type of migraine surgery that works by releasing the pressure on these trigger sites and hence preventing the occurrence of migraine and persistent headaches or at least making them less frequent and with less intensity. Some reports have confirm nearly 90 percent response and 60 percent complete elimination of pain .