Dr. Kevin Smith, one of the most trusted and experienced facial plastic surgeons in Houston, has also become Houston’s premier migraine specialist.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Smith has studied and researched the connection between the nose and the migraine. He has pinpointed a direct cause of painful headaches that are migraine-like in nature. In fact, many of his patients who are looking for migraine relief have been diagnosed with migraines, when in fact they actually aren’t migraines. Dr. Smith calls them “migraine imposters.”
The reason these severe headaches are called “migraine imposters” is because they aren’t actual migraines. The pain in certain areas of the head and face are triggered by a deviated septum. A deviated septum is when the bone and cartilage between the nasal cavities have become bent or crooked. This off-centered bone and cartilage can begin to push on certain sensitive tissue areas causing excruciating headache pains.
Dr. Smith has actually had many of his patients come in with various other diagnoses from other doctors. These diagnoses have been inaccurate, obviously. They have been given all types of painkillers and other migraine remedies, but nothing has worked. There is definitely a reason for that; it is due to misdiagnosis.
As a migraine specialist, Dr. Smith has treated more than 2,000 patients* who suffer from migraine-like symptoms. He treats them through a surgery called the SMITH-Technique, which removes the deviated septum by cutting off the bent and crooked areas affecting those sensitive tissue spots and ensures nothing irritates those areas in the future. Through this surgical procedure, he has attained an 88% success rate.
Specifically, this cure rate is divided between two groups. 40% of migraine sufferers have found complete migraine relief, while the other 48% find relief from their severe headaches by simply taking over-the-counter pain medicine, like Tylenol or Advil.
If you have been suffering from migraines or migraine-like symptoms, then Dr. Smith’s surgical procedure may provide the migraine relief you have been searching for. This procedure lasts between 30 minutes to an hour and could change the rest of your life.
Contact the Smith Center today at 713-795-0600 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment and stop suffering from migraines and other debilitating symptoms due to a deviated septum.
*The 1,200 patients was based on outdated information. After updating our numbers to the current year (2016), Dr. Kevin Smith has surpassed 2,000 patients who have received this migraine treatment.