Transcript: Successful Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Migraine Treatment in Young Lady
Jennifer: On a day-to-day basis I was experiencing chronic pain, chronic migraine, all day, 24/7. I’d wake up with one. I’d go to bed with one, and it would never go away. I tried everything from acupuncture, a chiropractor, nerve blocks, spinal tap, and there was no relief with anything.
Speaker 2: When Jennifer first came in she was 17 years old, had been totally debilitated by her headaches, had been basically house bound with house school, hadn’t been able to all the normal stuff teenage girls do surrounding high school just with chronic daily pain.
We talked, decided she was a good candidate for the trial. Then when we did the trial, when she came
back several days later she had been almost essentially pain free from the time we put the trial in to when she came in to take the trial out.
Jennifer: The five years I experienced chronic daily migraines I was completely limited. I couldn’t do anything, stuck at home, dark bedroom, cold room, the typical I’ve got a migraine don’t talk to me, irritability, everything.
Speaker 2: We’ve been using the stimulators for chronic back pain for 30 years or so, and Dr. Reed decided one day somebody with headaches to try and putting the stimulator over the peripheral nerves that supply, around that scalp.
The patient had really good relief and that’s how it got started.
Now to have a procedure that gives people either complete relief or 80% to 90% relief, that was real dramatic.
Just the stories you get back from patients was what makes it worthwhile.
Jennifer: I can do anything. I feel like I can experience anything. My pain isn’t hold me back. I’m
going to school, experiencing life to the fullest as where I wasn’t before. The neuro stimulator completely gave me my life back. My life has completely changed. I’ve done a 180, and I feel that I can experience
anything because I’m pain free.