Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation for headache

Link – Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation for primary headache: A clinical update. Abstract BACKGROUND: Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) is a proven treatment for cluster headache and migraine. Several possible mechanisms of action by which nVNS mitigates headache have been identified. METHODS: We conducted a narrative review of recent scientific and clinical research into nVNS […]

tDCS of the Occipital Cortex for Headache

Link – Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation of the Occipital Cortex in Medication Overuse Headache: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Cross-Over Study. Abstract BACKGROUND: Medication overuse headache (MOH) is a chronic pain syndrome that arises from the frequent use of acute antimigraine drugs. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a non-invasive brain stimulation technique with a possible […]

Cathodal tDCS Guided by Thermography

Link – Related Articles Cathodal tDCS Guided by Thermography as Adjunctive Therapy in Chronic Migraine Patients: A Sham-Controlled Pilot Study. Front Neurol. 2020;11:121 Authors: Dalla Volta G, Marceglia S, Zavarise P, Antonaci F Abstract Objective: To explore the efficacy of cathodal tDCS applied ipsilateral to the cold patch, as determined by thermographic evaluation, in the […]