- A New Breakthrough in Migraine Treatment: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Introduces Nerivio, a Drug-Free Wearable Device
For millions of migraine sufferers worldwide, finding effective treatment can be a frustrating and time-consuming endeavor. However, with the introduction of Nerivio, a US FDA-approved wearable therapy device, Hyderabad-based Dr Reddy’s Laboratories is offering a promising drug-free solution to this debilitating condition.
Designed for adults and adolescents aged 12 and above, Nerivio is a prescription-based, non-invasive device that is worn on the upper arm. It utilizes a unique technology called remote electrical neuromodulation (REN) to activate conditioned pain modulation (CPM), a natural pain-relieving mechanism in the body.
By stimulating nerve endings, Nerivio triggers a cascade of events that ultimately lead to the inhibition of migraine pain. This process begins in the brainstem, where pain signals are intercepted and neutralized. The effects of Nerivio extend throughout the body, providing global pain relief that targets the root cause of migraine headaches.
In addition to its pain-relieving capabilities, Nerivio can also be used preventively. By wearing the device for 45-minute sessions every other day, individuals can reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks.
Each Nerivio device comes with 18 pre-programmed sessions, lasting 45 minutes each. For acute migraine treatment, the device should be applied within 60 minutes of headache onset. For preventive purposes, Nerivio should be worn every other day. After 18 sessions, the device needs to be replaced with a new one.
A user-friendly mobile app complements the Nerivio device, allowing users to customize treatment intensity levels, track migraine symptoms, and access valuable insights through an interactive migraine diary. Additionally, the app features a guided imagery, education, and relaxation (GIER) protocol, which, when used in conjunction with the device, can significantly enhance treatment outcomes.
With its drug-free approach, ease of use, and proven efficacy, Nerivio represents a significant advancement in migraine treatment. For those seeking relief from migraine pain and prevention of future attacks, Nerivio offers a promising and innovative solution.