Minimally invasive migraine treatment 'reduced painkiller use in 88% of patients' Medical News Today

March 2, 2015 5:04 PM

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Minimally invasive migraine treatment 'reduced painkiller use in 88% of patients' Medical News Today

At the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting, clinicians from Albany Medical Center and the State University New York Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, NY, explained how the new treatment - image-guided, intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blocks - provided ongoing relief to migraine patients.

"Migraine headaches are one of the most common, debilitating diseases in the United States, and the cost and side effects of medicine to address migraines can be overwhelming," says Dr. Kenneth Mandato, the study's lead researcher and an interventional radiologist at Albany Medical Center.

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