Chronic headaches of any type can destroy your life and make you unable to function. A new treatment, occipital and supraorbital nerve stimulation, offers a safe and effective treatment for chronic headaches. Nerve stimulation is done only in patients who have had all other treatments, including medications and Botox, for their headaches.
The first step is to conduct a trial to see if this treatment helps you. Most, but not all, patients find the trial to be successful. Usually, we see that patients know immediately whether or not they feel relief. The trial is simple and involves placing stimulator electrodes over your forehead and at the back of your neck while wearing a fanny pack to hold a generator which sends pleasant electrical signals to the electrodes. If the system works, then we place an entire system under your skin.
This is done as an outpatient procedure. It offers treatment and hope for patients with daily headaches of any type who have not found relief from other headache therapies. Contact The Helm Center today for a consultation if you fit any of the criteria above.