Rechargeable Battery May Be Key to Severe Migraine Relief

Procedure implants a small battery under the skin to send electrical impulses to the brain.
2:16 | 07/26/13

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Possible treatment for crippling migraines -- teenager took a chance or doctors that are daily migraines were permanent problem. Since she decided to try to drastic electroshock treatments stop the pain. ABC's Rebecca Jarvis has the story. Seventeen year old blue blue Eldorado was an -- Texas cheerleader enjoying the summer before her senior year. When one afternoon she was ice skating with friends and fell hitting her head hard on the nights. Game me a very -- -- fashion she -- suffering from migraine headaches constantly Razali ten months. The -- so excruciating she missed more than 100 days of school. I can't pay attention and I can't sleep I -- hand out my friends she tried everything from medication to Botox injections and when doctors said her migraines may never go away. She and her family decided to try a little known surgical treatment called deal mega -- roughly 90% of those patients are gonna give significant -- related. Here's how it works in a small rechargeable battery is implanted on the lower back just under the -- tiny wires leading up to the forehead then delivered General Electric charges to the nerves. Because the heading -- -- -- Preventing those pain signals from reaching the brain. They're liars they run from -- -- -- And -- right here it's almost like it feels like when your hands and feet go to sleep eat that teen -- feeling. Like most medical procedures there are risks the incision sites for example are extremely prone to -- section and the cost. Up to 100000. Dollar. Some surgical procedures of this type because of the risk and the cost. Must be reserved. For people who have failed he even the most advanced treatments well -- on just medicines alone. Since her surgery in April -- Alvarado says she has no regrets a lot of people say that act like. More pat and my staff. But -- -- says there's still work to be done we have to learn much more about how long such treatment might work if it works. And what -- the ultimate risks two longterm treatment. For Good Morning America Rebecca Jarvis ABC news New York.

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