The Cefaly device was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administation on Tuesday. This is the first device that the FDA has approved that is said to prevent migraine headaches.
How it Works
The device is powered by a battery and worn across the head like a beadband. The band emits a low electrical current to stimulate the nerves associated with migraine pain. A tingling sensation has been reported when using the Cefaly. It should be worn no more than 20 minutes a day for patients 18 years or older.
67 patients were reviewed by the FDA in a study that showed that individuals using the device experienced fewer migraines than those using the placebo device. However, their migraines were not completely eliminated, nor did it reduce the intensity of the mgraines experienced.
No serious adverse effects were reported by the participants.
Patients at the Migraine Relief Center will be able to try out the Cefaly device before they decide to purchase. Please call the office to schedule an appointment for more information at 713-522-5111.
*Image courtesy of cefaly.ca