Frontal or supraorbital neuralgia
Global Medical Institute is a medical center specializing in the treatment of migraine symptoms.
Our experience and know-how tell us that it Is time to focus on the starting point of pain expression.
We distinguish three types of migraine: frontal, occipital and temporal.
For each of them, it Is very important that you are able to locate the pain, and in particular the starting point of your pain, so that we can suggest a treatment that will soothe you, ease your pain and reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of your frontal, temporal or occipital migraine.
In some cases, an initial consultation can be carried out via teleconsultation from the comfort of your own home: Global Medical Institute’s specialists will be able to explain to you whether your suffering can be relieved by our minimally invasive approach.
In these few lines, we’d like to tell you more about supraorbital migraine, so that you can find out more.
Why is it important to locate the starting point of your pain? What is a supraorbital migraine? What treatments are available at Global Medical Institute?
This section will help you make a free and informed choice.
The importance of localizing the pain of supraorbital (or frontal) neuralgia
At our Global Medical Institute center, we make a point of informing each and every one of our patients about the importance of localizing their pain.
If you can locate the starting point of your pain expression, our practitioners will be able to help you treat your migraine-related pain, whether temporal, occipital or frontal.
At our Global Medical Institute center, we focus first and foremost on the starting point of the pain, before proposing any medical or surgical treatment.
By focusing on the location of the pain, we increase our chances of treating your symptoms. That’s why it’s so important for you to be able to localize it.
Most of our patients tend to get lost in the different types of migraine, names, definitions and so on.
Migraines cannot be defined, and there are many different types.
The only point to focus on is the location of the pain. It is on the basis of this location that we can help you decide whether the pain is frontal, occipital or temporal.
If the starting point of the pain is consistent with the pinched nerve, if that's where the pain began: that's where our doctors and surgeons can act. We decompress the nerve and free it from the structures that are trapping it: these structures can be vessels, muscles, tendons, etc.
What is a supraorbital migraine?
The pain associated with a frontal or supraorbital migraine tends to be felt in the afternoon. You may feel pain above the eyebrows, in the inner eye, in the eyebrows’ corrugator muscle, your eyelid may droop, and so on.
When the pain is expressed in several unbearable attacks per day of short duration (a few minutes) in the forehead area, it could be a case of facial vascular angina, for example. In fact, sometimes facial vascular pain is part of these frontal or temporal migraines.
If the pain starts at the corner of the eye, for example.
Facial vascular pain is associated with strictly unilateral irradiation of pain to the periorbital, temporal and malar areas, accompanied by the following symptoms: lacrimation, rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, sweating localized to the face, conjunctival injection, miosis.
What kind of pain can you experience if you suffer from a frontal or supraorbital migraine?
Frontal (or supraorbital) pain:
- Pain above the eyebrows
- Pain in the inner eye
- Difficulty expressing yourself
- Pain usually appears in the afternoon
- Pain in the corrugator muscle of the eyebrows
- Sagging eyelid (unilateral) associated with headaches
The patient can indicate a specific point along the orbital rim (eyebrow) where the pain starts.
What treatments does Global Medical Institute offer for your supraorbital migraine?
In the case of frontal pain or frontal migraine, we can diagnose your migraine, which can be relieved mainly by botulinum toxin infiltration or local anesthesia.
Botulinum toxin is both a treatment (for a few months) and a test. Botulinum toxin injections can relieve frontal pain completely for 2-3 months.
After several sessions of botulinum toxin, you become a candidate for minimally invasive surgery to permanently relieve migraine pain.
An incision in the upper eyelid allows your Global Medical Institute surgeon to free the nerves. The scar is almost invisible, and recovery takes around a week. After 5 days, the threads can be removed.
The results in terms of reducing the pain of your migraines appear progressively over a period of 3-6 months and are definitive.
Surgery for forehead or supraorbital pain is performed under local or general anesthetic and lasts around 1 hour. We do not cut or burn the nerve, but rather decompress it, freeing it from the structures that “jam” it.
Sometimes an initial consultation can be carried out via teleconsultation from the comfort of your own home: Global Medical Institute specialists will be able to explain to you whether your suffering can be relieved by our minimally invasive approach.
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