Specialist Migraine Headache Treatment Centers

“Contact points” inside the nose can be clearly seen and diagnosed with a CT angiogram, and refer to opposing side of the inside of the nose making contact with each other.

Twenty one migraine patients who did not respond to medications and who’s CT angiograms showed they had “contact points” were included in the study. The researchers only selected patients that had responded to local anaesthetic applied to these contact points and reported a significant improvement in their migraines. The patients then had a surgical procedures to correct these contact points and achieved the following results

These twenty one migraine patients who had surgery to resolve their contact points were followed up for between six and sixty two months and reported:

  • Average number of migraine days per month decreased from seventeen days to seven days which is more than 50% improvement
  • Pain intensity on a scale of 1 – 10 decreased from 7,8 to 3,6, approximately half.
  • Headache related disability measured on a ten point scale was reduced from 5,6 down to 1,8

Combining the above results, sixteen patients had more than a fifty percent improvement, nine patients were completely pain free the last time they were followed up, two patients were only twenty five percent better, and two patients were twenty five percent worse.

View the original migraine headache study at this link: Surgical treatment of patients with refractory migraine headaches and intranasal contact points

Interesting references to contact pint headache treatment:

Nasal Surgery for Contact Point Headaches

Endonasal surgery for contact point headaches: a 10-year longitudinal study.



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