, an electrical nerve stimulation device that is worn like a headband across the forehead and stimulates the nerves through the skin, is my latest experiment in preventing and aborting migraines. There's a ton of information to share, so I'm breaking it up into several posts, starting with the...
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The FDA has approved the Cefaly
for migraine prevention in the U.S., according to an announcement from the agency yesterday. Purchasing details aren't available yet, but...
covered by insurance?” is the question I’ve been asked most since the device was approved. The answer is probably not, but your insurance company may cover it as they would any TENS unit.
does not currently have a procedure code (also called a CPT code), which is required for an...
If you're in the US, you can now order a Cefaly
.us. The device itself is $295 (plus $29 for shipping) and a three-pack of electrodes is $25. You must send a copy of your prescription before they will send your order. Devices will be delivered beginning the first week of April.
"Can I use a regular TENS unit instead of Cefaly
?" I've been asked this questions so many times that I know others are curious and haven't asked. I can't give you a direct yes or no, but here's what I've seen headache specialists say about it.
Writing for the American Headache Society, headache...