Two weeks ago, the gammaCore device was finally approved for migraine treatment by the FDA. You can read the press release from the company here: gammaCore® Receives FDA Clearance for the Acute Treatment of Pain Associated with Migraine Headache in Adult Patients
The device is not new – it’s been used for migraine and cluster headache for quite some time. It’s a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator, which means no implanted devices.
Kerrie Smyres over at The Daily Headache has put up some excellent information about the device, so I’ll link to our previous information here, and her newer info, which also discusses cost and insurance (brace yourself – this treatment is not cheap right now!). But first, here’s a video from the makers of gammaCore:
- How does the gammaCore work? (TDH)
- What does the gammaCore cost? (And is the gammaCore covered by insurance?) (TDH)
- gammaCore website
- More Research on Vagus Nerve Stimulation (and a video) (2016)
- New Device Approved by FDA to Fight Cluster Headache (video) (2017)