SwedishAmerican First in Rockford to Offer Non-Invasive Migraine Treatment Technology

SwedishAmerican Neuro & Headache Center has been helping patients find relief from headaches and migraines for more than ten years and is pleased to announce it now offers the first non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator for the acute treatment of pain associated with episodic cluster headache in adult patients. gammaCore, a small hand-held medical device, is applied at the neck and sends gentle, patented electrical stimulation through the skin to activate the vagus nerve, which results in the reduction of pain. SwedishAmerican is the only hospital in Rockford to offer this technology to its patients.

“SwedishAmerican is one of the select headache centers in the country to offer a trial of this technology for headache sufferers,” said SwedishAmerican Headache Specialist Dr. Jeffrey Royce. “gammaCore is a non-invasive device that has truly helped our patients with headache and migraine relief, allowing them to get back to living and enjoying life.”

gammaCore helps block the pain signals that cause migraines and cluster attacks. Unlike traditional vagus nerve stimulation therapies, gammaCore stimulates the nerve non-invasively through the skin without the need for surgery. Patients that use gammaCore avoid the many drug-like side effects associated with injectable, inhaled, or pill-based medicines to treat migraines.

The hand-held medical device is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is available in the U.S., Canada and Europe. To learn more about gammaCore, visit www.gammacore.com or call the SwedishAmerican Neuro & Headache Center at (779) 696-9512.