An Alternative Expression of Chronic Migraines

February 11, 2014

“Compulsive plague! Pain without an end!” Have you ever heard yourself shouting those words while in the throes of a migraine? Most likely, the answer is no. But if you’ve decided to listen to Wagner’s opera ‘Siegfried’ at some point, you received a taste of what Wagner believed to some of life’s most excruciating pain.

Would the world have known some of this opera’s greatest artistic treasures if the Omega migraine procedure existed nearly 150 years ago? This may sound extreme or a bit ridiculous at best, but the answer is ‘maybe not’. Chronic migraines could be the mysterious source of inspirational music compositions and artistic works. Believe it or not, scientific research is proving this.

There are many famous people who have shared their migraine disease with the world, and perhaps many more who suffered in silence. From impressionist painter Van Gogh to composer Richard Wagner, migraines might be a powerful inspiration for many great artists.

According to the British news publication The Telegraph, German researchers claim that Wagner’s operas were enriched with his own personal suffering. The beginning of ‘Siegfried’ starts with a pulsating beat reminiscent of the characteristic throbbing migraine pain. It is evidently clear that Wagner’s intentions were to allow future generations to share his feelings of pain and anguish. Many records indicate that Wagner’s wife confirmed that he had frequent migraine attacks. The expression of pain from chronic migraines has moved its way into a surprising number works of art, both visual and auditory. We may have never have come to know this art if treatments like the Omega migraine procedure had existed in the past.

Fortunately today, this procedure, (which is based on neurostimulation, a method used for over 40 years to treat chronic migraines), is one of the best remedies for migraines when conservative treatment fails to do the job. There is no reason one should ignore the fact that the Omega migraine procedure has a high success rate ranging from 80-90% and has been proven to eliminate up 80-100% of patients’ pain unless one’s goal, similar to Wagner’s, is to share the pain through artistic expression.

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