Medtronic Device Helps Reduce Number Of Migraine Headaches

June 29, 2008

According to a study on a new Medtronic device, the number of migraine headaches people experience can be cut down and greatly reduced...Washington (ChattahBox) – According to a study on a new Medtronic device, the number of migraine headaches people experience can be cut down and greatly reduced.

The device is implanted in the back of the neck, with the goal of reducing the pain from chronic migraine headaches, and how often they occur.

The positive results from the trial were presented.on Friday at the American Headache Society’s annual meeting.

The device sends electrical signals through a person’s central nervous system, stopping migraines before they develop.

61 patients were tested in the trial, all having an average of 15 or more headache days each month. These patients did not respond well to prescription medication.

After 3-months, 39% of the patients treated were able to reduce the number of headaches by 50%.


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