New Medical Device Available to Prevent Migraine Headaches

The U.S. FDA has approved the first device as a preventative treatment for migraine headaches. The device is a small, portable, battery-powered device that looks similar to a plastic headband that is worn across the forehead and on top of the ears prior to the onset of pain.

The device, Cefaly, is positioned in the center of the forehead using a self-adhesive electrode. The device sends an electrical current to the skin where it stimulates branches of the trigeminal nerve, which is associated with migraines.

Read more about how this device is the first transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device that has been authorized for use prior to the beginning of pain.