Neck Implant Eases Chronic Migraine, Thomas Jefferson University Study
10/15/2012 7:49:57 AM
A neck implant that stimulate nerves in the neck with mild electrical pulses offers relief to people with chronic migraine, according to scientists. Stephen Silberstein of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and his colleagues fitted 157 people with a device that periodically stimulates the occipital nerves that feed up the neck into the rear of the brain. The device was kept active for three months in 105 of the participants, while in the others it was switched off.