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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy Can Now Be Use For Headaches; Here's What We Need To Know

Update Date: Apr 22, 2017 03:59 AM EDT

Vagus nerve stimulation therapy is a type of treatment for seizures. This device has a function of   transmitting mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve.

The device is commonly used for the treatment of epilepsy. The pulsations are transmitted to the body thru a stimulating device. Just recently, there are reports that a vagus nerve stimulator can now be use for treating cluster headaches, especially in adults.

Relief For Headaches

The Food and Drug Administration confirmed last Tuesday, Apr.18 that a handheld vagus nerve stimulation apparatus for treating episodic cluster headaches. These "suicide headaches," nevertheless, are only one among different constant conditions that specialists try to address through the use of vagus nerve stimulation, Tech Times reported.

Handheld Stimulator

This device is called GammaCore, it was manufactured by Electrocore, a neuroscience, and technology hub based in New Jersey. The piece of equipment carries a moderate electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve through the skin, and it lessens the pain.

In a report of Real Fact 24, The cluster headache, in which there is a severe pain on one side of the head can be treated with this new handheld vagus nerve stimulation. The cluster headaches frequently affect men and this health condition is very unusually recognized.

Before the vagus nerve stimulator was invented, there was no particular therapy possible for managing cluster headaches. So, people used to drink a migraine medication called sumatriptan, which was supplied using an auto-injector or inhaled oxygen.

GammaCore Released In The U.S.

According to ElectoCore CEO Francis R. Amato, The U.S. release of gammaCore for the intense medication of pain connected with episodic cluster headache in adult patients is a significant breakthrough for ElectroCore. Not only does it signifies ElectroCore's prime FDA approved merchandise, but also emphasizes their company concept to enhance patient outcomes through technological improvements.

Stay tuned for more updates on vagus nerve stimulation 

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