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Do you suffer from a daily headache? Have you tried ordinary types of aspirins? If it did not kill the pain and the pain grew stronger, the Electronic Aspirin is the solution.

Scientists invented a new technology attached to Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG), to help people suffering from migraines, cluster headaches, and other causes of chronic, excruciating head or facial pain, and those who believe that ordinary aspirin requires much time to kill pain.

The Electronic Aspirin is a technology under clinical investigation at Autonomic Technologies, Inc. (Redwood City, CA) is a patient-powered tool for blocking SPG signals at the first sign of a headache. The system involves the permanent implant of a small nerve-stimulating device in the upper gum on the side of the head, which is normally affected by headache. The lead tip of the implant is connected with the SPG bundle, and when a patient senses the onset of a headache, he/she places a handheld remote controller on the cheek nearest the implant. The resulting signals stimulate the SPG nerves and block the pain-causing neurotransmitters.

For patients, the implant procedure to get the almond-size device implanted is almost as easy as a wisdom tooth extraction. The device is situated behind the nasal passages and eye sockets, as the  SPG  bundle of nerves is actually outside the brain.

The implanted device has a tiny tail that sits against the nerves. When patients feel headaches coming on, they simply hold a smartphone-sized remote control to their cheek that sends a radio signal to the implanted device. This triggers a slight electrical charge to stimulate nerve cells. The patient can turn it on and off as needed. Moreover, the patient can leave it as is or take it out, when no longer necessary.

The statistics showed that when some people suffering from cluster headaches used it, 68% of them reported improvement, as they felt less pain. Also weekly, average headache was decreased by 31%, and 75% reported improvement in the quality of their life. The next time you have a headache, the electronic aspirin is your savior.

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