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What is a Cefaly and how is it used to treat a migraine without aura?

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Cefaly is the first FDA-approved device for preventing migraines in people over 18 years old. The portable headband-like device sends electrical impulses through the skin of the forehead to stimulate a nerve linked with migraine headaches. You use it once a day for 20 minutes, and when it's on you'll feel a tingling or massaging sensation. 

SpringTM or eNeura sTMS may be another option. You hold this device at the back of your head at the first sign of a headache, and it gives off a magnetic pulse that stimulates part of the brain. In addition, there is 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.

From: Migraine Headaches Without Aura WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: eMedicine.com: "Headache, Migraine." International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders, edition 2." eMedicineHealth.com: "Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Migraines and Headaches." eMedicine.com: "Migraine Headache: Pediatric Perspective." News release, FDA.




Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

SOURCES: eMedicine.com: "Headache, Migraine." International Headache Society: "International Classification of Headache Disorders, edition 2." eMedicineHealth.com: "Alternative and Complementary Approaches to Migraines and Headaches." eMedicine.com: "Migraine Headache: Pediatric Perspective." News release, FDA.




Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 28, 2018

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