New FDA-Approved, Non-Drug Migraine Treatment Available!
Millions of Americans suffer from migraine headaches. If you or someone you know has been suffering from migraines, you won’t want to miss this.
A new, FDA-cleared non-drug migraine treatment is available. And, unlike other treatments, this one actually prevents migraines by applying a gentle, electric current to the head that stimulates specific nerves.
The treatment is called Cefaly. It’s actually the first device of its kind created to prevent migraine headaches. You may have heard it called the migraine zapper or migraine device.Dr. Robert J. Friedman is one of the first headache specialists to offer Cefaly treatments for individuals suffering from migraines.
Cefaly is one of many migraine headache and chronic pain treatments available at the Headache Pain Center of Palm Beach. Dr. Robert J. Friedman, Medical Director of the Headache Pain Center, is pleased to provide traditional as well as alternative, non-drug, and non-invasive therapies.
Dr. Friedman’s offices in Wellington and Jupiter serve patients from Palm Beach and Martin counties. You can contact Dr. Friedman at 561-842-PAIN (7246) or make an appointment .
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Advances in Electric Brain Stimulation
Electrical brain stimulation is making a comeback…in a gentler, softer, yet effective way. Robert J. Friedman M.D. Medical Director at BrainStim Health TMS Center and Headache Pain Center of Palm Beach, believes that new brain stimulation systems can provide new treatment options for many types of patients. According to Dr. Robert J. Friedman, “There are many new potential uses for tDCS and other types of noninvasive brain stimulation.” These treatments may provide effective, non-drug therapy for patients suffering from depression, chronic pain, and even neurological disorders. Studies are currently being conducted.
The recently published article, “Electric Brain Stimulation Gains Ground,” by Victoria Colliver. gives a view into the new, innovative therapies using brain stimulation.
A New Treatment for Chronic Pain?
Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)
Chronic pain is pain that lasts beyond expected healing. Many patients experience continuing pain despite conventional treatments such as medication, physical therapy, injections, and even surgery. If you are suffering from this refractory type of chronic pain, neuromodulation therapies such as Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) may be an option.
tDCS is a type of Neuromodulation therapy designed to alter the way the nervous system (nerves, spinal cord, and/or brain) transmits messages, such as the pain messages that occur when pain nerve cells are stimulated or damaged. Other types of neuromodulation include spinal cord stimulation for refractory pain, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, an FDA-approved treatment for depression that is currently being evaluated in the treatment of chronic pain.