It is very gratifying to be able to finally be able to offer patients this potentially life-changing therapy.
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 30, 2013
Reed Migraine Centers has announced that Dr. Ken Reed is scheduled to present the results of a new clinical study on migraine treatment utilizing the Reed Procedure® on patients suffering from severe migraines that have failed to respond to other medical therapies.
“In a review of 171 consecutive patients with frequent, severe migraines treated between May 2009 and April 2012, we were very pleased to find that 85% of the patients reported good to excellent results,” said Dr. Reed. “In fact 50% of the patients reported near complete relief from the headaches as the frequency dropped to 1 or less a month.”
The Reed Procedure ®, a migraine treatment technically known as “Combined Occipital and Supraorbital Nerve Stimulation” was first described in a landmark paper published in 2010 in “Cephalalgia,” the Journal of the International Headache Society. Attesting to the significance of his paper, the Society honored Dr. Reed with the prestigious “Cephalalgia Award” for the best original research contribution to the journal that year.
“We were very grateful to the Society for this award, particularly considering the quality of the competition from the top institutions around the world,” said Dr. Reed. “It is always very gratifying to have your colleagues recognize the work that you are doing, and we were very pleased for having the opportunity to present our research to the Congress of the International Headache Society in Philadelphia that year.”
Reed Migraine Centers partners with top specialists from around the country in making the Reed Procedure available to their patients. Dr. Sukdeb Datta, at the “Laser Spine and Pain Institute” and Professorial Lecturer at Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York, emphasized that the migraine treatment procedure actually involves two steps – the first being a test or trial stimulator, which is very reliable in determining whether, and how well, a patient will respond to the actual full neurostimulator implant.
“One of the many nice things about the Reed Procedure ® is that we have the ability to actually test the treatment to indeed make sure that it’s going to work, before we perform the full implant,” said Dr. Datta. “Our patients are of course very pleased with this, as it allows them to know with great confidence just how well the treatment will work before they have the actual full procedure.”
Dr. Standiford Helm, of the “Helm Center for Pain Management” in Los Angeles, described the remarkable success rate that he has seen with the migraine treatment procedure and expressed excitement over its future prospects.
“It is very gratifying to finally be able to offer this potentially life-changing therapy to this unfortunate patient group,” said Dr. Helm. “Given these highly significant success rates, we are now developing plans for a prospective, multicenter study to further delineate the efficacy of this remarkable procedure.”
Lauren Smith, Director of Operations and Physician Services for Reed Migraine Centers, indicated that Dr. Reed is currently holding free, patient information seminars around the country for those who would like more information on the Reed Procedure®.
“For those patients who have uncontrolled migraine headaches, I would strongly recommend that they attend one of our seminars and hear Dr. Reed personally discuss the full details of the treatment,” said Mrs. Smith. “Patients can find the schedule for the upcoming seminars on our website, where they also can find additional information about the Reed Procedure ®.”
About Reed Migraine Centers:
Reed Migraine Centers partners with the most respected pain management physicians in the world to provide individuals who suffer from chronic migraine headaches with access to the most effective migraine treatments available. Reed Migraine Centers offers advanced treatments and minimally invasive procedures, including the International Headache Society’s Cephalalgia Award winning Reed Procedure®, to help migraine suffers enjoy a better quality of life. The partner physicians of Reed Migraine Centers continue to engage in pioneering pain management research to find new and more effective ways to control chronic migraine headaches and someday end migraine pain. To learn more about Reed Migraine Center, visit http://www.ReedMigraine.com.
About Neuro Stim Technologies:
Neuro Stim Technologies is a marketing agency specializing in raising the awareness of innovative technologies and advanced procedures that improve the quality of life of those that suffer from chronic pain.