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Innovative Procedure Offers Migraine Relief

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MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – One North Texan has finally experienced relief from her migraines thanks to a new procedure called the Omega. It’s an innovative surgical procedure that provides long-lasting relief for people who suffer from chronic, debilitating migraine pain.

“Sometimes I wasn’t able to jump on the trampoline… take the dog for a walk… I couldn’t go to the school functions… It was horrible,” said Olicia Storms, who has suffered from near-constant pain for more than a decade.

The mother of four boys said the Omega procedure has given her her life back. Doctors implanted a small re-chargeable battery pack under her skin a month ago. It’s attached to wires called leads that send electrical impulses to her brain. The impulses trick her brain into feeling less pain, or in some cases, eliminating it.

“It’s a light tingling, a very soothing feeling. It was amazing,” said Storms.

The procedure works according to many physicians.

“A gentleman that’s 72 who’s had 20 years of headaches was literally in my office crying and hugging me… it’s very gratifying,” said Dr. Scott Farley with the Migraine Treatment Centers of America.

Storms said she is looking forward to having doctors replace her temporary device with a permanent implant.

“To have this is going to be life changing,” said Storms.

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