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Experimental procedure could help with chronic migraine symptoms

Created: 10/03/2013 6:29 AM WHEC.com

Nearly 28-million Americans suffer through the chronic symptoms of migraines like nausea and sensitivity to light but a new experimental procedure could help.

Doctors say tiny leads are implanted under the skin that connect to a small battery pack implanted in the patient's lower back. So how does such a small device help with the major pain? The leads send an electric signal to the nerves that blocks the pain transmission.

Doctors say although the treatment is still experimental, it can be tailored to each migraine patient's needs.



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