Neuromodulation Devices

gammaCore

The gammaCore therapy is the first of its kind; a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator (nVNS) that produces a mild electrical signal to treat migraine and cluster headaches.

  • Non-drug therapy. No injecting, inhaling or ingesting.
  • Flexible treatment option that can be used alone or with your existing treatments.
  • No surgery. No invasive procedure.
  • Minimal side effects.
  • Portable.

gammaCore is a hand-held, portable device, about the size of a mobile phone that generates a unique electrical signal. A conductive gel is applied on the stimulation surfaces of the device and it is placed on the neck. Each dose takes approximately 2 minutes to administer (you may require more than one dose per treatment).

gammaCore

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gammaCore Brochure - FAQ (English)

gammaCore Brochure - FAQ (French)

 

Cefaly

Cefaly is a CE and ISO certified medical device designed to treat and prevent migraine headaches. Cefaly can considerably reduce or replace the consumption of side effect producing medications. Cefaly is the first cranial analgesic electrotherapeutic device to acquire ISO medical certification proven effective on migraine pain with no side effects. 

Most headaches and migraines involve the trigeminal nerve. Its superior branch ends at the exit of the eye socket, underneath the skin of the forehead.

An adhesive electrode is positioned on the forehead and Cefaly connects to this. Through the electrode, Cefaly generates precise micro-impulses in order to stimulate the nerve endings of the trigeminal nerve.

Neurostimulation of the trigeminal nerve with Cefaly® produces a relaxing effect. Regular repetition of this relaxing effect helps reduce the number of attacks of headache and migraine.

CefalyCefaly is the first external trigeminal neurostimulator. Cefaly works by stimulating the trigeminal nerve utiliz- ing an electrode that is applied to the forehead. This is where the two essential branches of the trigeminal nerve (supratrochlear and supraorbital) extend fur- thest to the surface of the skin.

Cefaly is designed and developed in accordance with the strictest quality standards eliminating all possible short-term and long-term dangers. 

Cefaly is an innovative, lightweight and extremely cost effective pain relieving solution. Its self adhesive electrode is placed directly on to the forehead. Worn conveniently like a pair of eyeglasses, Cefaly connects to the electrode and begins its subtle treatment. For a full detailed step by step guide on how to use Cefaly, click here

For more information visit www.cefaly.ca or read about us in MacLeans Magazine.

The opioids (narcotics) cause progression of the illness (Chronic Daily Headache), not termination, and will actually make the individual much worse over time. It is easier and quicker to give the patient a pain killer than to "get into the trench" and try solve the problem. Patients with chronic daily headache require time, diligence, and frequent access from their physician.

Interview: Dr. Joel Saper, MHNI
-from the book Chronic Daily Headache

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The book Chronic Daily Headache features
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