Novel migraine intervention reduces pain in early tests

March 2, 2015 3:24 PM

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Novel migraine intervention reduces pain in early tests

The doctors, who partnered with researchers at University New York Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, shared the details of the new treatment on Monday at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, held in Atlanta.

The treatment involves the administration of 4 percent lidocaine, a common local anesthetic, to the sphenopalatine ganglion, a nerve bundle located just behind the nasal cavity that is strongly associated with migraines. The numbing solution is delivered via a spaghetti-sized catheter extended throu...

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