A Stimulating Therapy is Turning Off Headaches - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


A Stimulating Therapy is Turning Off Headaches

A stimulating therapy is turning off headaches. You can't buy this yet, it's still under study at the Mayo Clinic, but scientists there believe a new device may help short-circuit migraines.

It works by electrical stimulation near the occipital nerves. Wire leads from a stimulator device are placed under the skin and then extend up the neck. The wires flank the occipital nerves and send electrical impulses to disrupt pain signals.

In the mayo clinic study, eight chronic migraine patient had 50% to 95% pain relief after just two therapy sessions.

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