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gammaCore for Migraine Received FDA Approval!

The gammaCore is an external vagus nerve stimulator that can be used to treat migraine and cluster headache. It received FDA approval for cluster headache last summer and was approved for migraine today.

It’s also the new treatment I’ve been using since June 2016 and haven’t been able to tell you about it.

Here’s a bit more information:

I’m traveling for work right now and working on my phone is killing my neck, so that’s all I have for you today. Now that I can spill the beans, I’m super excited to share more and will as soon as I can.  I’ll also have a video up on Migraine.com soon and will link to it when it’s available.

 

 

5 Responses to gammaCore for Migraine Received FDA Approval!

  1. Becky says:

    You’re working? I thought you had to quit your job years ago due to the migraines. Or are you referring to TheraSpecs glasses?

    I’m very curious about what insurance you have since you seem to be able to afford all kinds of treatments like this one? I’m assuming you have good insurance? you don’t have Medicare, Medicaid or a high deductible plan? High deductible plans are basically useless. Or is cost an obstacle for you and you’re just not telling your readers?

    Thanks for your blog. It was very helpful to me when I had daily migraines for 9 months following a car accident. Yes, daily; some people do get daily migraines. I’ve gotten rid of them with bupivacaine trigger point injections and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). You should try omt. However, it costs $140 a session and insurance does not pay for it.

    Osteopathic manipulative treatment , which is basically a combination of osteopathic myofascial release and chiropractic adjustments. Search for a practitioner at the Canadian College of osteopathy. Osteopathic school in Canada includes five years of study, which is a lot more then any training the average physical therapist gets in manual therapy. My osteopath is really good at looking at my whole body, she won’t assume that just because my knee hurts it must mean my knee is causing the pain. That’s another reason she is different from the 12 other physical therapists that I went to. Don’t lose hope. Don’t give up. There is something out there that can help you even if it’s not within modern medicine like an anti-inflammatory diet. My osteopath always goes to Canada for her continuing education (like seminars). The myofascial release seminars available here in the USA like the John Barnes seminars are too simple for her and she doesn’t learn anything new. Of course, it’s out of network with your insurance. The best physical therapists are always out of network. I don’t even call her my physical therapist. I call her my miracle worker. Professionals who know how to work with a body with severe spasticity are few and far between.

    There are more than 185,000 physical therapists in the United States of America. Less than 100 know osteopathic manipulative treatment! That’s how completely different it is from any other physical therapy that you’ve done.

    And I did it all. Orthopedic physical therapy, neurologic physical therapy, aquatic therapy , none of them gave me any pain relief and the orthopedic therapy made me worse, a lot worse.

    And I tried myofascial release massage but she didn’t know squat compared to my physical therapist/osteopath. Keep in mind in Canada , an “osteopath” is not a doctor like a D.O. here in the US. It’s merely someone who knows osteopathic manipulative treatment.

  2. Becky says:

    Just fyi spasticity mean abnormally tight muscles. Spasticity is caused by a brain injury or a spinal cord injury. Examples of brain injuries that cause spasticity are cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, stroke , etc. An example of spinal cord injury is paralysis like quadriplegia.

  3. Becky says:

    I revised my comment about osteopathic manipulative treatment.

    Osteopathic manipulative treatment , which is basically a combination of osteopathic myofascial release and chiropractic adjustments. Search for a practitioner at the Canadian College of osteopathy. Osteopathic school in Canada includes five years of study, which is a lot more then any training the average physical therapist gets in manual therapy. My osteopath is really good at looking at my whole body, she won’t assume that just because my knee hurts it must mean my knee is causing the pain. That’s another reason she is different from the 12 other physical therapists that I went to. Don’t lose hope. Don’t give up. There is something out there that can help you even if it’s not within modern medicine like an anti-inflammatory diet. My osteopath always goes to Canada for her continuing education (like seminars). The myofascial release seminars available here in the USA like the John Barnes seminars are too simple for her and she doesn’t learn anything new. Of course, it’s out of network with your insurance. I pay $140 per session but it’s worth every penny. The best physical therapists are always out of network. I don’t even call her my physical therapist. I call her my miracle worker. Professionals who know how to work with a body with severe spasticity ( One definition of spasticity is abnormally tight muscles. It was caused, in my case, by spastic cerebral palsy, a movement disorder, that is almost always acquired at birth due to lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain) are few and far between.

    There are more than 185,000 physical therapists in the USA. Less than 100 know osteopathic manipulative treatment. That’s how completely different it is from any other physical therapy that you’ve done.

    And I did it all. Orthopedic physical therapy, neurologic physical therapy, aquatic therapy , none of them gave me any pain relief and the orthopedic therapy made me worse, a lot worse.

    And I tried myofascial release massage but she didn’t know squat compared to my physical therapist/osteopath. Keep in mind in Canada , an “osteopath” is not a doctor like a D.O. here in the US. It’s merely someone who knows osteopathic manipulative treatment.

  4. lisa cozzetti says:

    This gamma core is certainly exciting! I’m so happy it’s working for you, Kerrie!!! Do you mind if I ask how much it cost with your insurance. Also, are you able to eat anything now? My other migrainuer friend and i joke how we can eat only about 4 different food items to avoid
    getting a migraine. It would be nice to be able to eat like normal people.

  5. Katie Burke says:

    Wonderful news!

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