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Updated 07 December 2015

FDA approves new migraine device

The FDA has approved a device to treat migraine pain when the headache is preceded by a so-called aura.

The first device to treat migraine pain when the headache is preceded by an often-visual disturbance called an aura has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Among the rare side effects reported were sinusitis and dizziness. The device shouldn't be used by people with metals in their head, neck or upper body, or by people with an implanted medical device such as a pacemaker or deep brain stimulator, the FDA said.

The FDA has more about this approval.

 

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Dr Elliot Shevel is a South African migraine surgery pioneer and the founder and medical director of The Headache Clinic in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, South Africa. The Headache Clinic is a multidisciplinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Primary Headaches and Migraines. Dr Shevel is also the main author of all scientific publications generated by his team. He recently won a high level science debate in which he was able to prove that the current migraine diagnosis and classification is not based on data. Tertiary Education - Dr Shevel holds both Dental and Medical degrees, and practises as a specialist Maxillo-facial and Oral Surgeon. Follow the Headache Clinic on Twitter@HeadacheClinic.

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