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stopheadaches posted:
My husband suffered with headaches for 31 years. He had to give up his job and has been told forever that the headaches are all in his head and he should seek therapy. You can't find them with x-rays or cat scans or any other tests so therefore they don't exist. We went everywhere and tried everything. He had 40 nerve blocks, botox, fusion, wire implants in his forehead. hypnotherapy and pain management endless times. All they did was prescribe pain meds which we all know affects your body. Purely by coincidence, we heard about a doctor in Houston, Texas who was a headache specialist. Her name is Pamela Blake. She agreed that my husband indeed had headaches and he should not have suffered for this long. She referred us to Dr. Ivica Ducic at Georgetown University who is doing a new procedure. He has done over 1200 of these. My husband had the procedure and had 6 nerves removed from the occipital area. In the recovery room he had miraculous results which will just get better. He is scheduled for March to do the sides or forehead. Dr. Ducic said he may not have 100% recovery but should see a measured improvement. Go on line at check nerve decompression surgery out. Maybe this might be for you. If we could just let other headaches sufferers know that you do have a headache- you aren't crzy- and you have an option, it would pay forward for the help we got. Suffering is no fun. It affects you and also your family. It takes away your life. My husband is finally looking forward to the future rather than dreadly the next day. I hope this will help the many others who have suffered. Dr. Ducic is a professor and is teaching this procedure for future doctors. He said if he did the procedure 24 hours a day for the rest of his life, he couldn't help everyone that needs it. Please don't waste another day being depressed that noone understands your pain.
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martianiam responded:
If dont mind me asking or you mind telling me was this procedure expensive. As i am a veteran and they only recommend me to other veteran clinics or military doctors and they all have no clue as to whats goin on in my head...So being that said i dont have health insurance because like most ppl i cant afford it...I would love get in contact or even go straight to this doctor you are referring of but i jus dont wanna waste my time because i dont have insurance an have already been sent away from 3 doctors that could have possibly helped me but with no insurance they turned me away and now im jus stuck with having these horrible headaches...PLEASE RESPOND.!!!


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