Migraine pain is easily among the worst feelings out there. It's so piercing you can't open your eyes, yet so dull and persistent you can't sleep it off either. Worst of all, the available remedies aren't always effective. Luckily, there are new migraine treatments out there worth trying. Let's take a look at 5 of them.
Cefaly is the first of its kind: an electronic nerve stimulator. You simply apply its electrodes to your forehead, and it electrically massages nerves in your head that catalyze migraine headaches. No pills, no ointments; just a slight shock. Use of the device has been proven to reduce migraine onset.
The only downside is that Cefaly can only be used once a day for 20 minutes.
4. CGRP Inhibitors
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a molecule processed by neurons in your brain. Recently, scientists realized the correlation between this molecule and the onset of migraine headaches. As a result, they developed inhibitors to get rid of CGRP and stop migraines before they begin.
Aimovig, Emgality, and Ajovy are all CGRP inhibitors.
Yes, Botox. It's the new go-to treatment for severe migraine sufferers. Every 12 weeks or so, doctors inject botox around the head and neck. However, you must get migraines at least 14 days a month to qualify for the treatment. Furthermore, you must only get migraine headaches on a routine basis.
2. SPG Nerve Block
This new migraine treatment is a form of anaesthetic. It targets and neutralizes a cluster of nerves behind your nasal cavity. (It works because these are associated with causing migraine headaches). However, like all anaesthetics, it doesn't last forever.
1. Mindfulness Therapy
It may not be for everyone.
Most people are looking for medicinal treatment where migraines are concerned. However, some sufferers find therapy helpful. Mindfulness techniques can help us to let go of pain. Or at least it can liberate us from being governed by our pain. But as we say: not for everyone.