Migraine is one of the most common ailments in our society and surprisingly, it is also one of the most treatment resistant ailments in this age of medical advances, where we can clone a sheep without sexual copulation or babies can be born from infertile couples.
The attack from migraine is a very debilitating one where a person with this ailment may not be able to get the necessary day’s activities done except to lie down and take a sleep until the attacking phase is over. The attack is believed to originate from the nerves in our brain. Now a new research finding from Dr. Kenneth Mandato from Albany Medical Center where he is the lead researcher, have developed a new way much like the endoscopic procedure where a spaghetti size catheter is inserted via the nasal passage to administer a chemical called Lidocaine directly to the Sphenopalatine ganglion, a nerve bundle behind the nose that is believe to be associated with migraine.
The respondents in the research have reacted positively to Lidocaine and 88% of them said they required no additional medication to relief from the pain as reported in Science Daily.
“When the initial numbing of the lidocaine wears off, the migraine trigger seems to no longer have the maximum effect that it once did,” said Dr. Kenneth Mandato.