UH doctor invents machine to ease migraines

8:45 PM, Jan 6, 2010   |    comments
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It's called SOOTHEAWAY -- a thermo-electrically heated and cooled therapy device that helps relieve migraine, tension or stress headache pain in the forehead, temples, occipital and ocular/sinus regions.  

However, SOOTHEAWAY can treat more than just migraines.  It works by continuously circulating water through a therapeutic pad that has been engineered to target specific pain areas.  

A variety of therapeutic pads are offered for about $40 apiece.

Relief is immediately delivered directly to the area of pain, swelling, bruising or discomfort, and the temperature remains consistent throughout the treatment.

So, in addition to the migraine trigger points, the SOOTHEAWAY pain relief pads target additional pain sites, like the back, shoulder, neck, knee, and abdomen, which makes the device useful for a wide variety of injuries and ailments where heat and ice are typically used.

SOOTHEAWAY was developed, in conjunction with University Hospitals Case Medical Center by Bahman Guyuron, MD, and Innovative Medical Equipment's team of medical device engineers.

IME is located in Lyndhurst.

Dr. Guyuron has received international recognition for his work on a migraine-ending surgery. He was among the first to pioneer using Botox injections and surgery to aleviate migraine headaches.

He also started the American Migraine Center.

According to the American Headache Society, there are 36 millions Americans, or about 12 percent of the population, who suffer from migraine headaches. 

SOOTHEAWAY is not a cure for migraines, but a method to relieve pain associated with them.

SOOTHEAWAY is available without a prescription for an introductory price of $299.

It comes with a forehead pad and addtional pads can be ordered seperately.

Patients are encouraged to discuss this option with their neurologist or pain management physician.

For more product information, go to  www.sootheaway.com

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