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New Innovation Attempts To Block Pain

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By Brian McDonough

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The concept is that by implanting a thin insulated wire at the back of the head or the forehead you could deliver electric pulses to block the pain.

The study was done on 46 patients who received peripheral nerve stimulation between 2005 and 2012.

As far as follow-up they thought the results were quite good, but there are complications to the treatment.

Complications include what is called “electrode migration”, equipment problems and infection.

However for people with severe headache and not many options it may be a thought.

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