Cost Can be a Major Roadblock in Migraine Therapy
The team from migraine.com conducted a survey in 2016 titled: “Migraine in America” with the goal to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by migraine patients. Over 3,900 people completed the 145-question survey.
The results show that:
- Over 36% of the patients spent over $1,000 per year on migraine related treatments.
- 64% of the patients have avoided therapy because of the cost.
- 62% of the patients asked their doctors for cheaper prescriptions.
- 50% of the patients skipped entire dosages to make their prescriptions last longer.
The impact of migraine on one’s life can be overwhelming and far-reaching, negatively affecting personal relationships, ability to work or to attend school.
HeadaTerm uses none-invasive external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) technology that introduces precise electric impulses from the user’s forehead to act on the supratrochlear nerves and reduce the migraine signals transmitted. The device avoids any drug effects, making it appropriate a wide range of users. eTNS has been clinically used for migraine and other conditions for over 40 years and was proven to be safety and effective.
What HeadaTerm contributed is making the therapy affordable-the device is low cost and it reduces the consume of medications. HeadaTerm is particularly helpful for sufferers with frequent migraine. The usage of medications would be reduced and the patient's quality of life to be improved.
The product design is usability-based. Very portable design makes the therapy available at any place any time. LED light and buzzer indicates the status of device and keeps communicating with user. Easy shutter. Attached mirror helps user to position device. Arc-shaped device match easily with forehead.
HeadaTerm has medical level standard. It’s CE-certified medical device to prevent and treat primary headache. It is estimated to be approved by FDA and Health Canada by early 2018. The manufacturer, WAT Medical, is certified to the ISO medical standard.
Low Cost Solution
HeadaTerm costs $29.00 per device. One device contains 21 rounds of standard therapies; each therapy lasts 20 minutes. HeadaTerm is designed to be an affordable innovative technology that provides access to a drug-free treatment for primary headaches.