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My vision is blurred, my speech is slurred, my body aches, and I cannot seem to stop throwing up. Am I describing the aftermath of a great night out? Nope.

Approximately 750,000 Irish suffer from migraines, with the number of patients increasing exponentially each year (The Irish Times, 2019). With about 3/4ths of a million migraineurs in Ireland, leading neurologists claim that it is the second most frequently occurring cause of disability in women aged 15 – 49 years (The Irish Times, 2019). According to the World Health Organisation, approximately 40% of women across the globe are prone to migraine attacks.

NICE UK (2013, p. 1) defines a migraine as “a severe recurrent headache often associated with nausea, and sensitivity to light & sound. It is often preceded by an ‘aura’, involving visual, verbal, and olfactory disturbances”. According to the European Brain Council (2017), the EU experiences an estimated loss of 400,000 days every year from work/school to migraine alone. The projected cost of this loss in productivity is over €100 billion per year.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a NICE UK approved treatment offering hope for migraine sufferers. This non-invasive, gentle process involves delivering a magnetic pulse to the scalp, to stimulate under-active brain cells to function more efficiently. Administered either during or in between migraine attacks, TMS is proven to prevent the onset of migraines, or stop/reduce their severity (NICE UK, 2013).

Studies indicate that 98% of patients suffering from medically-resistant migraine, experienced over 50% decrease in headache frequency & severity, functional disability, and the need for rescue drugs such as pain-killers, after only a week of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). Over a third of patients who availed rTMS, reported sustained pain-free response up to 24 hours post session, with considerable improvement in associated symptoms (NICE UK, 2013).

So before you reach for that Advil, contact us at 085-1534158 for a free consultation, and an opportunity to avail of long-term relief from your symptoms.

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