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Migraines: Hope for the Worst Headaches

Migraines are among the top 20 most disabling illnesses in the world. And 85 percent of chronic sufferers are women. 

Now a new, simple procedure called sphenocath can help even some of the chronic migraine patients get back to their lives.

“Sphenocath involves placing a small plastic tube into the nostril and to the back of the nose,” said CHI Health Radiologist Chad Eicher, MD. “Local anesthetic medicine is injected in both nostrils and the patient remains in place for seven to 10 minutes.” 

Studies show that up to 80 percent of patients will show significant improvement in symptoms. 

“We at CHI Health have had similar success rates,” Dr. Eicher said. “If significant relief is achieved, the procedure can be repeated and become part of a patient’s long-term treatment plan. We have had success with patients suffering from migraines, facial pain, chronic headaches and trigeminal neuralgia.”

To schedule a consultation, call (402) 717-8146.

Chad M. Eicher, MD

Interventional Radiology,
Radiology