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Application of thermal microcautery in migraine management
Eleni Papageorgiou1 | Konstantine Kovas1 | Camillus Power2 | Nikolaos Kostopoulos3
- Dept. of Neurology, General Hospital of Athens, G. Gennimatas, Greece.
- Dept. of Pain Medicine, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
- Holistic Health Centre, Athens, Greece.
Thermal microcautery is a novel minimally invasive intervention for migraine. We present a case series of twenty-one patients who underwent this technique. Nineteen patients reported improvement in migraine management. Of these four patients went on to complete remission and a further eleven patients reported over 50% improvement. In addition, the majority of patients noted reductions in intensity and duration of headache with a better response to medication. The efficacy of thermal microcautery generates a new hypothesis that attempts to explain how a neuromodulation technique may be helpful in the management of migraine.
Keywords: Thermal microcautery; Migraine; Neuromodulation.