Migraine headaches affect a significant proportion of the population in the United States. These headaches can often be severe enough to completely alter one's ability to perform the most basic tasks essential for everyday living. While the mainstay of therapy is medication based, there are new treatments available to select individuals who suffer from migraines. The goal of migraine surgery is to localize and decompress nerves within the face and neck that have been linked to triggering migraine headaches. Studies have shown these procedures to either eliminate or reduce the severity, frequency or duration of these headaches in select patients.