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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1976 May; 26(166): 372–376.
PMCID: PMC2158206

The treatment of pain trigger areas in migraine


In many patients with migraine, several localised areas usually on the scalp or neck can be identified. The local injection of lignocaine one per cent and adrenaline 1/200,000 often leads to considerable relief of the symptoms of migraine including visual phenomena. The common sites of the trigger areas are shown and several uncontrolled case reports of the effect of the treatment are described.

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  • TRAVELL J, RINZLER SH. The myofascial genesis of pain. Postgrad Med. 1952 May;11(5):425–434. [PubMed]

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