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For the nearly thirty million Americans who suffer from migraines there's new hope to -- the pain.
-- clinical trials studying the safety and effectiveness.
Of -- therapy called peripheral nerve stimulation is now being conducted in fifteen hospitals nationwide.
Doctor a normal -- is leading the trial at North Shore like -- health system he explains what this little device can do to ease the pain.
It includes one or more -- shows -- -- thin wires that are placed in the back of the scalp.
The back of the head all relying some of the nerve branches that are at the upper part of -- -- The wires -- -- connected under the skin to a device that is like a cardiac pacemaker heart pacemaker.
Once implanted and turn on mile electrical pulses are admitted to stimulate the peripheral nervous system this and to -- the pain pathways to the brain.
Reducing symptoms and ultimately increase in the patient's quality of life something that 41 year old Kathryn -- -- is hoping for.
She has been struggling with crippling migraine pain for almost thirty years now.
I just thought this is the way everybody felt and you know didn't think anything -- -- just went about my life and now catheters migraines have gotten so bad.
She has stop working participating in family activities my husband's great in the kids are great they help out.
And and everybody says understanding to become to house seats and as they just -- -- -- a bad day thing you know they're OK with that.
Back tomorrow Diller is hopeful that participating in this trial will help -- control her migraines the goal is to get them back into the mode where they can live again.
The trial is still ongoing but doctors believe this technology will be beneficial.
The technology is here to stay and I think we are going to find more indications for it.
And if the study does bear out that it is successful I think they will.
Open up the door for many patients who -- this state really have not been helped and remain debilitated -- -- I'm Dr.
Manny Fox News.
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