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New Device Claims to Relieve Migraines

New Device Claims to Relieve Migraines

Migraine relief could be leaving the realm of snake oil to legitimate medicine.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a device created by a Belgium company that can prevent migraines and help relieve migraine pain once it has started.

Celafy Technologies has created a headband that has electrodes attached to it that stimulates nerves in your head that are connected to migraines.  Dr. Desiree Thomas is a neurologist with Kelsey-Seybold says this new device is promising, "They've done three to four studies that have been published in major medical journals.  (the device) It can help some migraine sufferers, especially some that have tried many medicines that haven't helped them."

This headband is the first device approved by the FDA to prevent migraines.  The approval means it won't be too long before it is commercially available, "Yes, it is exciting.  As soon as I am able to get it for my patients I do plan to use it."

 

 

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