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A new nerve stimulation device used to treat headache and migraine recently showed promise in the first randomized, controlled study of its kind.
The device, Cefaly
®, works by sending high frequency neurostimulation to the trigeminal nerve, which is frequently involved in head pain.
Researchers led by Jean Schoenen, MD, PhD, a neurologist at Liège University in Belgium, recently enrolled 67 patients in this study, a double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled trial conducted at five Belgian headache clinics. Half the group received treatment for 20 minutes each day for three months, while the remaining half received a sham treatment.