Migraine is the most common neurological condition in the developed
world. The condition is characterized by recurring headaches that may be linked
with other symptoms, such as sensitivity to light and noise, nausea, vomiting,
dizziness and eyesight changes. Severe attacks are classified by the World
Health Organisation among the most disabling illnesses, yet it remains one of
the least publicly funded.
|TONES - a home-based device that relieve migraines.|
Although migraines can’t be cured, a variety of medications have been designed to treat them. These are either designed to be taken during migraine attacks, or to be taken on a daily basis in order to prevent future attacks. However, choosing a strategy for optimal management depends on frequency and severity of headaches, disability the headaches cause, and other medical conditions.
While the treatment options have improved quality of life for many, they are often seen as unsatisfactory because they are either ineffective or poorly tolerated. Sleepiness, fatigue, nausea, difficulty thinking are some of the reported side effects, and consequently many find the treatment regimens difficult to follow.
Neurotek Medical has developed a non-invasive home-based device that relieves migraines. The device, named TONES (Transcutaneous Occipital Nerve Electrical Stimulation), is worn around the head like a headband and works by electronic neuromodulation. On the section at the back of the head are electrodes that send electric impulses to the greater occipital nerve, which modifies the pain messages that are sent to the brain. The users can adjust the intensity of the impulses with a remote control, depending on pain severity.
While the device is in clinical trials for treatment of migraine, it has the potential for relieving other kinds of pain as well, potentially serving a huge market. If you want to help develop the innovative non-surgical and drug-free solution to migraine, you can join the clinical trial by contacting Neurotek.