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Old 08-01-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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surgical implant to stop headaches anyone heard of this?I am desperate!

Its called suborbital stimulation there are several drs in the us.2 in Chicago Dr sandeep Amin and Dr. robert Levy that perform this.Also Dr Ronald Laub in Colorado springs does this surgery too.Its a simple procedure implanting a small electrical wire under the skin to the nerve causing headache, a battery in implanted in the shoulder and when you feel a headache coming on you send an electrical pulse to nerve and it confuses the nerve which stops sending the pain.My husband has had pretty much had a headache all the time for 5 yrs, nothing has really worked, he has tried all meds, botox, acupuncture, diet...dozens of treatments, no success.His headache specialist believes that head trauma is causing the chronic headaches.Has anyone tried this?Is their a dr in California who does this? I could only find 3 in the US. I have heard in some cases it stops your headache immediately...and no drugs either!I have heard that nerve implants are pretty common in the spine there are over 200,000 implanted for pain, but it is relatively new for headaches, the first one was implanted in 2003.

 
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