Neuromodulation therapy is a general term to describe the use of devices which provide either electrical, temperature altering, or magnetic input for better control of migraine pain. Some of these devices are portable while others are implanted. These devices are sometimes called stimulators, but they are used to reduce the activity of the brain, thereby controlling migraine symptoms. There are currently three devices approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with differnt forms of migraine.
In this episode I discuss with Dr. Seniha Ozodogru the use of neuromodulation therapies for migraines, how do they work, the different kinds of devices used, and how it can help treat migraines.
Dr. Seniha Ozudogru completed her medical school training in Istanbul, Turkey in 2010; She completed her neurology residency at Drexel University in Philadelphia, where she served as a Chief resident during her last year of residency. Dr. Ozodogru finished her headache fellowship at University of Utah and she is currently an assistant professor at the headache division, Department of Neurology, University of Utah where she is also seeing patients for migraines and headache disorders.