New Treatment May Offer Prolonged Relief for Migraine Sufferers

 – March 3, 2015  –– 

A common, local anesthetic often used by dentists may offer a new treatment for migraine sufferers. A new study shows that administering lidocaine to a bundle of nerves behind the nose can give chronic migraine sufferers prolonged relief. However, neurologists have expressed skepticism over the technique used in the findings. “That’s not to say that this procedure isn’t good and doesn’t work, but you can’t make any grand claims based on a study that’s open-label and has a mix of patients,” said Lawrence Newman, director of the Mount Sinai-Roosevelt Headache Institute.

- Dr. Lawrence Newman, Director of The Headache Institute, Department of Neurology, Mount Sinai Roosevelt

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