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Headache Treatment

KRMC Interventional Radiology
Migraine and cluster headache treatment uses a disposable catheter to deliver medication to a mass of nerves at the back of the nose without using needles or sedation. This treatment “resets” the signals associated with chronic migraine and provides both immediate and sustained relief. The procedure is helpful for patients who have migraines despite taking medications and for patients who cannot take medications.

What to Expect
  • In the lab, interventional radiology staff will help you onto a narrow table.
  • You will be awake during the brief procedure.
  • Guided by imaging and using a small catheter, the interventional radiologist delivers medication to a ganglion, or a mass of nerves, at the back of the nose.
  • Afterward you may be asked to lie still for 10-15 minutes to allow the medication to saturate the target area.
After the Procedure
  • You can return to your normal activities following the procedure.
  • For many patients, headache relief lasts several months.
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