Migraines are a common disease that affect 36 million people in the United States. About 18 percent of women and 6 percent of men suffer from migraines. They are the epitome of the common headache. Migraines can be triggered by a lot of different things including hormonal changes in women, food, drinks, stress, and changes in one’s wake-sleep patterns.
Most migraines involve the trigeminal nerve. This nerve’s primary responsibility is for transmitting sensations from the face to the brain. Its superior (highest part) branch ends at the exit of the eye socket, underneath the skin of the forehead. This is why light flickers may accompany migraines as well as facial pain.
The FDA recently approved Cefaly, a certified medical device that is designed to help treat and prevent migraine headaches. Cefaly can considerably reduce or replace the side effects from traditional migraine medications. It is the first electrotherapeutic device to acquire medical certification proven effective on migraine pain with no side effects.
With many people wanting to avoid taking daily medications to prevent migraines, this may be an option.