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What are some devices that treat migraines?

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Cefaly is a portable headband-like device sends electrical pulses through the skin of the forehead. They stimulate a nerve that’s linked to migraine headaches. You use it once a day for 20 minutes, and when it's on you'll feel a tingling or massaging sensation.

The SpringTMS or eNeura device is also a portable, non-invasive transcranial magnetic stimulation device. It has proven to effectively prevent, reduce, or stop pain associated with migraine with aura.

There is also a noninvasive vagus nerve stimulator called gammaCore. When placed over the vagus nerve in the neck, it releases a mild electrical stimulation to the nerve's fibers to relieve pain. 

SOURCES: 

Young, W. Demos Medical publishing, 2004.  Migraines and Other Headaches,

Blumenfeld, A. , April 2004.  Dermatology Clinic

Sheftell F. August 2005. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,

News release, NuPathe Inc.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on August 17, 2017

SOURCES: 

Young, W. Demos Medical publishing, 2004.  Migraines and Other Headaches,

Blumenfeld, A. , April 2004.  Dermatology Clinic

Sheftell F. August 2005. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners,

News release, NuPathe Inc.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Lawrence C. Newman on August 17, 2017

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