I wish you could be a little more specific on the type and quality of headache you had, the level of pain relief that was achieved via the radiofrequency nerve ablation, when you had the procedure and how are you doing today? How well has it held up in terms of long-term relief.
I have had dealings with the MHNI, and as you're probably well aware, there are allot of headache people out there who have shuffled through the Insititue and come away dissastisfied (mostly in terms of human or personal care)---and at worst, with veritable bad experiences.
I have heard of Dr. Silverman, and am aware that he is the one at MHNI who deals with the high tech newfangled procedures, that is, interventional approaches to refractory headache. Fortunately, he is NOT listed among the MDs at the Institute, concerning whom I have heard so many bad stories. (That gives me a spark of hope for the MHNI, as I have had not had any dealings with it now for six years).
It was at MHNI where I was diagnosed as having a refractory migraine variant, but I tend not to agree with this diagnosis. Leaning more toward the Horton's Cephalgia variant, this diagnosis was given me way back in 1980 at the very reputable Diamond Headache Clinic in Chicago. Sadly, at the time, I was unable to follow through with them for months on end, as I had no medical insurance then.
Thanks for your encouraging entry, it is so good to know people are breaking through to success with these darnable vascular headaches.
Ann Arbor, MI
Post Edited (Travis_Nobilis77) : 9/28/2007 8:08:32 PM (GMT-6)