Neurostimulator Implants and Migraines

Neurostimulator Implants and Migraines

One out {of every|of each} eight {people|individuals|folks} suffers from migraine headaches. {There is|There’s|There may be} {currently|presently|at present|at the moment} no {treatment|remedy|therapy} {available|out there|obtainable|accessible} to {eliminate|get rid of|remove|eradicate} the {condition|situation}; {doctors|docs|medical doctors} merely {help|assist} {patients|sufferers} {manage|handle} the symptoms. {A new|A brand new} {treatment|remedy|therapy} is being {tested|examined} {that may|which will|that will} {offer|supply|provide} {more|extra} {pain|ache} {relief|aid|reduction} than {any other|another|some other|every other} {method|technique|methodology} {to date|so far|thus far|up to now|to this point} for migraine sufferers.

In September 2006, {reports|reviews|stories|studies|experiences} {began|started} surfacing {about a|a few|a couple of} surgical {procedure|process} {that may|which will|that will} {help|assist} migraineurs. Dr. Sandeep Amin, an anesthesiologist at Rush {University|College} Medical Centre in Chicago, Illinois, is pioneering a radical new treatment.

Dr. Amin is {studying|learning|finding out} the potential of a {treatment|remedy|therapy} he calls “occipital nerve stimulation”. The {treatment|remedy|therapy} {calls for|requires} the implantation of a small neurostimulator {in the|within the} neck. This {device|system|gadget|machine} sends electrical impulses to nerves {under|beneath|underneath|below} the {skin|pores and skin} {at the|on the} base of {the head|the top|the pinnacle} {at the back of|behind|in the back of} the neck.

The {device|system|gadget|machine} {being used|getting used} Dr. Amin’s nationwide, double-blind {study|research|examine} is the Boston Scientific Precision neurostimulator. The Precision neurostimulator is the smallest rechargeable, implantable neurostimulator {on the market|available on the market|in the marketplace} (as of 2006) and is already FDA-{approved|accredited|permitted|accepted|authorised|authorized} for spinal stimulation for {chronic|continual|persistent| power} {pain|ache} treatment.

If the {study|research|examine} is {successful|profitable}, it {offers|provides|presents|gives|affords} new hope to migraineurs, {particularly|notably|significantly} {those who|those that} have {found|discovered} their {pain|ache} {resistant to|immune to|proof against} {currently|presently|at present|at the moment} {available|out there|obtainable|accessible} {treatment|remedy|therapy} modalities.

Dr. Amin’s {study|research|examine} {is not|isn’t|just isn’t|is just not|shouldn’t be|will not be} the first. In 2004, Medtronic, Inc., a medical {technology|know-how|expertise} {company|firm}, {conducted|carried out|performed} a {study|research|examine} of occipital nerve stimulation for migraines {using|utilizing} {one of|certainly one of|considered one of|one among|one in every of|one in all} {their own|their very own} devices. The {study|research|examine} was initiated after a Dallas {doctor|physician} {successfully|efficiently} used the experimental {treatment|remedy|therapy} {to relieve|to alleviate} {pain|ache} for a migraineur. A {review|evaluate|evaluation|assessment|overview} of {the company|the corporate}’s {website|web site}, www.medtronic.com, {showed|confirmed} no {information|info|data} on the {study|research|examine}, making it {likely|doubtless|probably|possible|seemingly} that, for {whatever|no matter} {reason|cause|purpose|motive}, the 2004 {study|research|examine} was unsuccessful.

Dr. Amin states that his {treatment|remedy|therapy} {is not|isn’t|just isn’t|is just not|shouldn’t be|will not be} {for everyone|for everybody}, and, {if it is|whether it is} {successful|profitable}, recommends it {only for|just for} {patients|sufferers} {who have|who’ve} been unable {to achieve|to realize|to attain} {pain|ache} {relief|aid|reduction} {through|via|by way of|by means of|by} {medication|medicine|treatment|remedy} or {other|different}, {more|extra} {common|widespread|frequent}, {treatment|remedy|therapy} methods.