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Healthwatch: Migraines

WEST JACKSON -- Millions of Americans suffer from migraines. The pain can be unbearable, and getting the treatment to provide relief can be an added headache.

A newer procedure called sphenopalatine ganglion block is currently out there to give lengthy periods of relief, with no needles.

"Basically it's a simple in office procedure where we put a little catheter in your nose and use it to block the nerves that control the lining of your brain that usually block the cycle of migraines," Dr. Steven Thomas said, an interventional radiologist.

When it comes to SGB, the downsides to the procedure are very minimal.

The procedure can provide up to six to 12 months of migraine relief depending on the patient and in the long run, can save you money if you suffer from intense migraine pain.

If you experience migraines on a regular basis, consult your doctor and ask if sphenopalatine ganglion block is the right treatment for you. 

More information on SGB can be found here and here


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