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Migraine Pain? A New Treatment in the ER Could Put an End to Your Suffering

Summary: Migraines can cause excruciating pain and discomfort. Is there a new hope for a non-invasive treatment option?
Air Date: 9/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Leigh Vinocur, MD
Guest Bio: Robert Fischell, MD
Over the past 40 years, Dr. Robert Fischell has been the inventor or co-inventor of many medical devices including coronary stents, heart pacemakers, heart defibrillators and devices to treat epilepsy and a device like a pacer that can prevent death from heart attacks.

One of Dr. Fischell's recent invention is a device that is placed onto the head that can eliminate a migraine headache by the application of an intense magnetic pulsation.

This device has now received FDA clearance for the treatment of migraine headaches that are preceded by an aura, and the device has also been successfully used by hundreds of patients in the UK who have any type of migraine headache.
Migraine Pain? A New Treatment in the ER Could Put an End to Your Suffering
Migraines cause an intense throbbing pain in a particular part of your head and can often bring on other uncomfortable symptoms such as nausea or vomiting, and a strong sensitivity to light and sounds.

Oftentimes, migraines can last for several hours, causing you to feel like your head is going to explode.

Typically, there are three types of treatment options: preventative treatment (stopping the migraines from happening), acute treatment (treating the migraine as soon as it happens) and rescue treatment (dealing with a migraine even after acute treatment doesn't work).

However, there is a new treatment option available that emergency rooms are using.

Dr. Robert Fischell holds more than 200 medical patents. His latest invention, the Neuralieve investigational device that uses Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), is a device that uses electronic waves to treat migraines. This non-invasive treatment option is portable and convenient for whenever your migraine occurs.

The device is placed behind your head for less than one minute and has a magnetic pulse that uses a mild electric current targeting the back of your brain, calming your migraine.

Could this be the end of your migraine torment?

Dr. Fischell explains what migraines are, why some treatment options don't work, and why Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) should be used in every ER to help ease your migraines.