Advanced treatment for chronic headaches and migraines yields positive results

headaches and migraines

People who experience daily headaches and migraines often find that the pain hinders their day to day living. Their work, family and social life can also be affected when their pain is not well managed.

While there are many conventional treatments for headaches and migraines, some patients unfortunately do not get relief.  At Metro Pain Group we offer patients several options to alleviate headaches and migraines such as medications, physical and psychological treatments and procedures.

When conservative treatments have been unsuccessful, patients may seek alternative options.

In a long term study of 60 cases, Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation (PNFS), a type of neuromodulation, has shown encouraging results. [i] Almost 70% of patients who underwent the procedure reported significant pain relief (>50%). [i]  Medication use was reduced for the majority of patients (83%) who were previously taking pain relief or prevention medication. Additionally, reductions in disability and depression were reported allowing patients to return to normal activity. [i]

As with any procedure, PNFS carries possible risks and side effects, however the treatment is reversible and can potentially bring relief to patients who have unsuccessfully tried other therapies.

If you are experiencing ongoing headaches and migraines and would like more information, please fill out the form below.


[i] Verrills P., Rose R., Mitchell B., Vivian D., Barnard A. 2013. Peripheral Nerve Field Stimulation for Chronic Headache: 60 Cases and Long-Term Follow-Up. Neuromodulation 2013; e-pub ahead of print. DOI: 10.1111/ner.12130


Headaches and migraines - more information


    At Metro Pain Group, we assess each patient’s condition individually. As leaders in pain intervention, we aim to provide advanced, innovative and evidence-based treatments tailored to suit the patient. The suitability of our procedures varies from patient to patient. If you would like to find out if this or other treatments are suitable for your specific condition, please speak to one of our doctors at the time of your consultation.

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