Dr. David Dodick gave an excellent presentation about a new approach to migraine therapy. He explained the biology of pain so that we reduce the stigma of migraine and provide more effective medications with less vascular side effects. This disease is complex and demands a complex treatment approach.
Here is a good link I think to the new type of therapy. CGRP – A new era for migraine treatment.
If usual therapy has failed in managing migraines, these new medications could be a good option to treat migraines.
He also discussed the research in the role of PACAP in migraine. Perhaps we are now looking finally at effective management of trigeminal neuralgia? Research underway.
Dr. Becker says it takes more than a molecule to treat migraine. I am looking forward to his talk later on.