New Devices To Combat Migraines Popping Up

New Devices To Combat Migraines Popping Up


. ANYONE WHO EVER HAD A MIGRAINE WILL TELL YOU THEY ARE THE WORST. SOME PEOPLE HAVE TO TAKE A LOT OF MEDICINE TO GET RID OF THEM. AND NOW THERE ARE SOME DEVICES YOU CAN USE TO NOT ONLY GET RID OF OF THEM BUT ALSO PREVENT THEM FROM HAPPENING IN THE FIRST PLACE. HEALTH EDITOR DR. MARIA SIMBRA EXPLANS HOW THEY WORK. Reporter: WHEN PATTY HAS A MIGRAINE, SHE CAN’T FUNCTION. IT FEELS LIKE MY BRAIN IS TOO BIG FOR MY HEAD. THE PAIN IS EXCRUCIATING. I GET RINGING IN MY EARS. AND MY VISUAL DISTURBANCES YOU KNOW WHEN THEY GET SO SEVERE I AM HOSPITALIZED. Reporter: SHE USE AS COMBINATION OF PILLS AND SHOTS TO FIGHT THEM OFF. THEN HER DOCTOR BROUGHT UP USING A NEW DEVICE. SHE WAS EAGER TO TRY IT. BUT ALSO SKEPTICAL. LOOKING AT IT THINKING, YOU KNOW, WHAT CAN THIS DO FOR ME? Reporter: OVER THE LAST COUPLE YEARS, SEVERAL DEVICES HAVE COME ON THE MARKET TO TREAT MIGRAINES. THIS IS LIKE A TENSE UNIT OR NERVE STIMULATOR FOR YOUR HEAD. KIND OF LIKE A TINGLING SENSATION I WOULD SAY TO START AND THEN THAT TINGLING SENSATION WILL SLOWLY BUILD IN INTENSITY. Reporter: THE $500 DOUGH VICE TIM TESTIMONY LATE THE NERVE WHICH IS GIVE THE FACE SENSATION. THIS NERVE PLAY AS ROLE IN MIGRAINES. IT CAN BE USED TO TREAT HEADACHES WHEN THEY COME ON AND ALSO DAILY AS A PREVENTIVE STRATEGY. INSTUDIES PEOPLE USING THE DEVICE HAD FEWER HEADACHE DAYS PER MONTH AND MORE THAN HALF THOUGHT THE DEVICE WAS HELPFUL. AND ANOTHER IS CALLED GAMMA CORE AND GOES ON YOUR NECK NEAR YOUR CORE RODED ARTERY AND STIMULATES A DIFFERENT NERVE. A SIGNAL ALONG THE IN YOUR NERVE UP TO THE BRAIN IS THOUGHT TO STOP HEADACHE PAIN. TRYING TO STOP ACTIVATION OF NEURONS. Reporter: THE DEVICE HAS A PROTOCOL FOR MIGRAINE AND ANOTHER FOR CLUSTER HEADACHE. A GOOD CHOICE FOR THE TYPE OF HEADACHE BECAUSE THE PAIN IS OFTEN SEVERE AND SUDDEN. PEOPLE CAN NOTICE IMMEDIATE RELIEF. TREATMENT CAN BE REPEATED IN TWO HOURS IF NEEDED. AND THE LATEST DEVICE IS THE ONE THAT GOES ON YOUR ARM LIKE A BLOOD PRESSURE CUFF, BUT TINGLES INSTEAD OF SQUEEZING. IT ACTIVATES NERVES CALLED C FIBERS AND ADELTA FIBERS IMPORTANT FOR CARRYING PAIN SIGNALS IT STIMULATES THE NERVE US ABOUT NOT AT LEVEL TO GENERATE PAIN. THE IDEA IS THE BRAIN SENSES COUNTER SIGNALS TO SOOTHE PAIN AND AS A BYSTANDER THE MIGRAINE PAIN SIGNALS IS CALLED AS WELL. AFTER 12 TREATMENTS, THE ARM BAND HAS TO BE RELOADED FOR ANOTHER $100. ALL THE DEVICES WORK AT DIFFERENT NERVES WITH TREATMENTS LASTING DIFFERENT LENGTHS OF TIME, BUT COMMON ELEMENT IS THEY AIM TO RELIEF MIGRAINE BY CHAINING THE WAY NERVES FIRE DEVICES ARE DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO EXPLORE DRUG FREE OPTIONS OR WHO TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE. IT’S NOT FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE OTHER TYPES OF STIMULATORS IN THEIR BODY LIKE DEFIBRILLATORS OR PACEMAKERS. PATTY FOUND HER DEVICE EASY TO USE. . YOU USE IT IN THE MORNING, AND YOU USE IT IN THE EVENING. AND YOU USE IT WHEN A HEADACHE COMES ON. Reporter: SHE JUST HAS TO FIND A PLACE TO LIE DOWN AND ADJUST IT. YOU GET A LITTLE TINGLING SENSATION. I TAKE MINE UP AS HIGH AS I CAN GO. BECAUSE MY HEADACHES ARE SO BAD. Reporter: THEN HER HEADACHE GOES AWAY. I AM GRATEFUL WHEN ANYTHING COMES OUT THAT IS GOING TO GIVE MOW RELIEF ESPECIALLY WHEN IT IS NONMEDICATION PEOPLE WANT THEIR LIVES BACK. Reporter: EVEN THOUGH THE GADGETS ARE GENERALLY NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE, PATTY SAYS THE RELIEF IS WORTH THE

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