Nasal “nerve blockade” Can help migraines’ children

Children and adolescents who suffer from a migraine suffer a nasal “nerve blockade”


which can usually alleviate in adults a debilitating headache, suggests a new study. During the procedure, a catheter is placed in each nasal opening and place until a nerve bundle reaches the back of the nose. At this point an anesthetic released those nerves killing and thus relieve the headaches. “The treatment needles are needed and often give relief in a few minutes, and the lighting allows months for” senior researcher Dr. Robin Kaye, Phoenix Children’s Clinic. “Migraine headaches are actually common in children and adolescents, and affects 12 percent of children over the age of 12,” they noted. These headaches are debilitating for the whole family, especially for teens, Kaye said. “If children have this, it prevents them from spending school, sports, music and spending a lot of time with friends and family,” she said.

But a headache expert’s reservations against the study, pointing out that the therapy performed some risks while not offering much greater pain than existing drugs. In adults, the procedure is often done in a doctor’s office. A catheter or swab is inserted blindly until it reaches the nerve bundle. At this time the anesthetic, mostly lidocaine solved. In the study, Kaye’s team did a fluoroscopy to ensure that the catheter was applied in the right place for the anesthetic. A fluoroscopy is a medical imaging tool that displays a continuous x-ray display on a monitor, such as an x-ray film. Kaye pointed out that the process is not a first-line treatment of a migraine. Only children who have a severe migraine and other treatments have failed. The lowest levels of radiation possible use during the procedure, she added, and no side effects observed.  but it can really help improve the lives of those patients who are affected by a migraine,  can not allow them to get back to their daily lives sooner,” says Kaye. The results are expected to be presented Sunday of interventional radiology, Washington, DC research to meet in the meeting Society, is tentatively considered to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. For the study, Kaye and colleagues used the procedure more than 300 times in 200 patients 7-18 at Phoenix Children’s Hospital young and old. The height of the pain patients was assessed on a scale of 1 to 10 for the procedure. Some patients are sedated while others are not. Ten minutes after the treatment, the patients asked about their pain level. A statistically significant decrease in headache scores, with an average pain reduction of more than 2 points on a 10-point scale, says Kaye. But one headache specialist was skeptical.”I do not die of evidence for this study is strong enough to recommend people to die with this,” said Dr. Suzanne Hagler. Hagler’ll worried soil dying of this exposure of children against radiation. “If this can happen Word without radiology would be more of benefit”, which is its fun. Sedasie Children lack worries makes overdosing DRA His own dangers posed the ITS. In addition, this process is seen-the dieting amount of pain is not enough to use it instead of using IV drugs, Hagler. “The goal is to bring pain level to patients to bring to zero. And that is our goal when we use IV drugs”, which is its fun. The Procedure be very unpleasant and can cause a bloody nose that is added to KIS.  we would like many treatments like what we can do to reduce headaches,” says Hagler.