Spring Weather Causes Debilitating Pain, Procedure Offers Relief
For migraine sufferers, the ups and downs of thermometers and barometers in the spring are more than just inconvenient – it means the start of “migraine season.” Weather changes are one of the leading causes of migraine headaches, according to the Mayo Clinic. Advanced Medical Imaging (amimaging.com) offers a 10 minute procedure that can offer instant and lasting relief for chronic headache victims. In the past, many patients either had to suffer through pain or take medications that interfere with day to day activities.
“18% of American women, 6% of men, and 10% of children experience migraines,” according to the Migraine Research Foundation. “Every 10 seconds, someone in the U.S. goes to the emergency room complaining of head pain, and approximately 1.2 million visits are for acute migraine attacks.”
The procedure is known as a sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block. The physicians at Advanced Medical Imaging use image guidance to direct a soft SphenoCath catheter through the nasal passage to deliver medicine to a bundle of nerves. Most patients experience immediate pain relief that can last for months. The procedure is safe for children and pregnant women. Along with treating migraine headaches, the SphenoCath procedure can also decrease pain associated with cluster headaches and trigeminal neuralgia.
Advanced Medical Imaging physicians are Vascular and Interventional Radiologists who specialize in minimally-invasive image-guided procedures. Due to their experience and success rate, Advanced Medical Imaging is the only SphenoCath Certified Training Center of Excellence in the country. Physicians from across the country travel to Nebraska to be trained in this migraine treatment procedure by Advanced Medical Imaging physicians.
For more information, visit amimaging.com or call (402) 484-6677.