Migraine Surgery offers a complete cure for some of the over 303,000,000 sufferers of migraine in the world. It is a simple, painless surgery with no recovery period and a 90% success rate. It requires a new look at the migraine process. Let’s first take a look at the mysterious disease of migraine.

The migraine process is not well-understood. For many decades, it was thought to be due to a constriction and dilation of the blood vessels in the brain. If a physician puts a tight rubber band around a patient’s head, stopping the blood flow to the scalp, the pain will quickly stop. For some reason, the thinking changed. It was decided that migraineurs begin with a hyper-excitable brain which has a threshold which is lower than normal brains. After reaching this threshold, the trigeminal nerve sends a signal causing a domino effect. One of those dominos is called a cortical spreading compression.  In other words, a wave spreads across the brain which is not in synch with normal brain waves. This causes distorted sensations of any type, depending on where it hits: optic (hallucinations and auras of all kinds, with or without pain); otic (dizziness with or without pain), gastric (pain in head and/or GI), time distortion, body distortions and any other weirdness imaginable throughout the body. Does this sound a little like Alice in Wonderland? Many have claimed that Lewis Carroll wrote this book full of strangeness inspired by his migraine experiences. One thing is for sure, a migraine is a neurologic event that affects the entire system and the entire system suffers even when the pain (if there was pain) is gone. Recently, Dr. Blaloh, one of the oldest and well-known researches of migraine and migraine-associated vertigo has found that migraine is a problem with the patient’s DNA.

All of this research, all of this knowledge, and, as of 2003, 303 million people still suffer with migraine worldwide. Most people who treat their migraines use migraine preventatives, which are not developed to treat migraine. They are medications which, when given to patients who happen to be migraineurs, their migraines went away. These medications then have added “migraine” to their list of secondary uses. The most effective of these are SSRPs and anticonvulsants. These medications also have serious side-effects, some requiring yearly blood tests, and have difficult withdrawal symptoms.

Others who suffer use alternative methods, but these people are in the minority.

There is, however, a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, Ziv M. Peled, M.D., who has had great results following peripheral nerve surgery for migraine. To understand why, we have to open ourselves to yet another cause of migraine, such as peripheral nerve irritation (peripheral meaning outside of the brain and spinal cord). Dr. Peled first tests patients to look for a pinched nerve in their head or neck. If he finds a culprit, he then injects the area with botox to see if there is a positive response. Only if he gets a positive response will he go ahead with surgery which entails decompressing the pinched nerve. He claims a 90% success rate and on-line testimonials claim that the surgery is painless with immediate results (disappearance of symptoms) and no recovery period.

For people whose lives are robbed by migraine and/or migraine-associated vertigo, a pinched nerve in the head or neck might be a blessing, because there is an easy fix. No more toxic medications and special diets. No more money spent on alternative treatments. Best of all, no more days of agony, in bed with the curtains drawn. Not to mention the following day spent in that migraine “hangover.” And those who suffer the horrific illness of migraine-associated veritgo, I need not even mention the relief. If this condition were due to a pinched nerve and were to resolve from a safe, simple surgery, forever, I, myself, would be dancing on the roof top until the dawn!

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People who suffer with migraine-associated vertigo want facts! WHY do I get migraines? WHY do I get migraine-associated vertigo? Why am I always so dizzy?


The patients of the best dizzy doctors in the world beg these questions every day – enough to

Dr. Timothy Hain

Dr. Timothy Hain

get lots of funding to do lots of research. Here’s the scoop:

When I was young, they thought migraine was a vascular problem. Wrong. Many years before that, due to the bizarre array of symptoms migraine can cause – auditory, visual, otic hallucinations, time distortion as well as distortions of sensations of any and all parts of the body, they thought it was a psychiatric problem. For those who suffer with such a variable symptom complex the name Alice-in-Wonderland Syndrome was christened.


MANY ill-informed doctors still treat MAV patients like neurotics/psychotics. If you suffer with this horrible illness, you know what I’m talking about.

The pathophysiology of migraine is not completely understood, nor is that of migraine-associated vertigo. However, both central and peripheral defects have been observed. Timothy Hain, M.D. of Chicago Dizziness and Balance at Northwestern University recently proposed an updated theory. According to his theory, we start with a patient who has a hyper-excitable brain. Add to that, environmental events which push the individual’s brain past a threshold, leading to electrical changes (cortical spreading depression (CSD), which causes aura. CSD also stimulates the trigeminal nucleus caudalis (TNC), as well as the release of inflammatory neuropeptides (CGRP). CCRP cause vasodilation and sensitization (allodynia) in the trigeminal nerve circuit. Pain and sensitization lead to a positive feedback loop. Why vertigo as a manifestation of migraine?

John Carey, M.D. of John Hopkins, recently presented the following hypothesis: The blood vessels of the cochlea and vestibular labyrinth are innervated by branches V1 of the trigeminal nerve. This causes plasma extravasation with substance P in the striae vascularis and cochlear tissues.

If the neuropeptide release that Hain talks about is asymmetric, it results in the sensation of vertigo. If it is symmetric, the patient feels an increased sensitivity to motion due to an increased vestibular firing rate during head movements. It has also been suggested that CGRP and other neuropeptides produce a prolonged hormone-like effect as these diffuse into the extracellular fluid. This may explain the prolonged symptoms in some patients with migraine-associated vertigo, as well as the typical progression of persistent spontaneous vertigo followed by benign positional vertigo and then motion sensitivity. Over the last ten years they came up with the “spreading cortical compression originating from the trigeminal nerve” theory.


The most thorough migraine research (genetics) is happening in Finland under A. Palotie who just completed a large study isolating a new gene. According to Dr. Baloh, UCLA, world-renowned (as well as one of the oldest) investigators AND practitioners in the field of MAV, claims, “The trouble is we’re only just learning and understanding what migraine is and the factors that cause it. Most ENT doctors don’t have a concept at all about this.”

“The first thing to realize is that migraine is not just a headache. Migraine is a genetic disease; headache is the most common symptom but only one of many symptoms. Vertigo is the second most common migraine symptom after headache.”

Most patients studied by Baloh who have been told they have Meniere’s in fact have MAV. ENTs tend to think that recurrent vertigo is Meniere’s because that’s all they tend to know about in this case. MAV is by far much more common than Meniere’s disease.

“Migraine never goes away because it is a genetic disease. Hormonal factors in women are very important. Hormones are the biggest trigger in women.”

“There are triggers for migraine symptoms: stress, lack of sleep, eating patterns, certain foods are MAJOR triggers but these are NOT the cause. The cause is a gene or some combination of genes. Some migraineurs have single gene disorders. People under stress in this group have had spells while others were fine even though they definitely had the gene mutation.”

“MAJOR triggers are sleep, and eating patterns (spreading meals out over time). Avoiding aged cheeses, red wine, hot dogs, MSG is a good idea because of the nitrites they contain (not MSG).”

“There is no consistent damage to the inner ear with migraine. This is a chemical thing, with some alteration in the channels of the inner ear. There are “normal” times but other times it’s triggered off and is therefore abnormal.”

Many thanks to Dr. Baloh for his interview and continued research on this horrible disease!

Although some of his remarks may make you feel as if you’ll never be yourself again – it’s not true. Incredibly, and the more specialized they become, it seems that conventional medical doctors do NOT understand the genius of the body’s own natural healing pathways.

To sum, the answer to the big WHY do I get migraines? is, first, genetics, then, environment. We can’t change our genetics, but we can do plenty about our environment. So DO IT!

Please email me your address and I’ll send you a free one-week supply of Laminine to clean up your MAV. You have nothing to lose and EVERYTHING to gain – YOUR LIFE!

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