Headaches and Migraines can be very hard for patients to deal with and continue a productive life. Sometimes, other symptoms can also occur. AVALA Pain’s interventional pain specialists are specially trained to diagnose rare headache disorders and help to alleviate headaches, migraines and other symptoms.
The Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) is a bundle of nerves in the face located behind the nose. This set of nerves carries a lot of information from the brain, including pain signals. Most pain in the face, eyes or jaw during a migraine can be linked to the SPG.
RFA of the occipital nerve
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive procedure designed to reduce or eliminate pain through the application of heat. In this procedure, an electrical current is used to burn problematic nerves, preventing them from sending pain signals. RFA may be used in patients suffering from chronic migraines or other chronic pain symptoms.
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Spinal Cord Stimulator
A Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is a small device, similar to a pacemaker, that uses electrical impulses to relieve chronic pain of the back, arms, and legs. It can also treat migraine headaches. The device masks pain signals before they reach the brain.