Prophylactic Migraine Treatment
The MIST Migraine Procedure numbs the sphenopalatine ganglion nerve cluster – resetting the migraine trigger mechanism. This migraine treatment may decrease the severity of future migraines or prevent them if administered prophylactically in chronic migraine patients.
MIST Migraine Procedure
A medical expert in using x-ray imaging guidance (an interventional radiologist) places a small catheter the size of cooked spaghetti noddle into your nasal cavity and guides the catheter to the surface of the opening to the nerve center, the expert then transfers x-ray contrast material to safely ensure that the catheter is in the proper location. Then, the topical anesthetic is transmitted through the catheter into the opening to the sphenopalatine ganglion nerve center, providing migraine relief.