If you suffer from migraines, you know you are not alone in this. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), migraine is the 10th most disabling disease and affects around 15% of world population. Only in Brazil, about 30 million people suffer from bad.
The reasons that cause this problem? Stress, obesity, inadequate sleep, fasting, some foods, strong odors, dry weather, among others.
The migraine pain occurs on one side of the head is throbbing or pulsating, lasting from 4 to 72 hours and can be accompanied by nausea and / or vomiting, dizziness, intolerance to light (photophobia), sound (phonophobia) , smells (osmofobia) and movements (cinetofobia).
To treat, many people use medication without medical advice. According to neurologist Dr. Celia Roesler, “the abusive use of non-prescription analgesics can turn a headache, it was episodic in a chronic migraines almost daily headaches.”
In Brazil the use of botulinum toxin and neuromodulation as alternatives to treat migraine. The latter is non-invasive and has no side effects.
When it comes to migraine, the latest addition is the neuromodulation. A new device arched shape that, when placed on the head, generates small electrical stimulation to the trigeminal nerve, the main cause of headaches, and through these impulses, changes the way that pain is assimilated.
With two options focused on the treatment of headache, the first to be used in time of crisis, aimed at improvement of symptoms by reducing the intensity of pain, since the second program acts in the prevention of migraine headaches and the use of the device should be daily with sessions of about 20 minutes as its frequent use induces a decrease in the amount, intensity or even disappearance of the pain. The effects are felt about one or two months later. “Its use should only be done under medical supervision,” Dr. signals. Celia.