Noninvasive neuromodulation in migraine and cluster headache

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Abstract

Purpose of review The purpose of this narrative review is to provide an overview of the currently available noninvasive neuromodulation devices for the treatment of migraine and cluster headache. Recent findings Over the last decade, several noninvasive devices have undergone development and clinical trials to evaluate efficacy and safety. Based on this body of work, single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcutaneous supraorbital neurostimulation, and noninvasive vagal nerve stimulation devices have been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration and are available for clinical use for the treatment of primary headache disorders. Summary Overall, these novel noninvasive devices appear to be safe, well tolerated, and have demonstrated promising results in clinical trials in both migraine and cluster headache. This narrative review will provide a summary and update of the proposed mechanisms of action, evidence, safety, and future directions of various currently available modalities of noninvasive neuromodulation for the treatment of migraine and cluster headache.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-273
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurology
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

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Keywords

  • cluster headache
  • migraine
  • neuromodulation
  • transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • transcutaneous supraorbital nerve stimulation
  • vagal nerve stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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