Discussing Migraine Treatment Access


While insurance programs might not cover treatments like acupuncture and neuromodulation for migraine, these treatments do provide an alternative to prescription and over-the-counter medications. Our experts explain the cost-benefit breakdowns of treatments not typically covered by insurance to give you the information you need to help patients make informed choices. 

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Neuromodulation as a Treatment for Migraine

Neuromodulation is the modulation or manipulation of the central pain system via invasive or non-invasive electrical pulses or magnetic pulses. Umer Najib, MD, FAHS, highlighted three types of FDA-approved non-invasive neuromodulation in this video.

News & Articles

The Future of Neuromodulation: Q&A

Michael L. Oshinsky, PhD, discusses how headache researchers can shape the future of neuromodulation  MichaelRead More

Neuromodulation as a Treatment for Migraine

Umer Najib, MD, FAHS, shares who is a suitable candidate for non-invasive neuromodulation and explainsRead More

Non-Invasive Migraine Treatment Options: Q&A With Dr. Stewart Tepper

Dr. Stewart Tepper details new, non-invasive neuromodulation devices that can effectively treat and prevent migraineRead More

Patient Resources

Comorbidities of Migraine | American Migraine Foundation

It is common for people living with migraine to experience at least one comorbidity. Luckily, most comorbidities of migraine can be treated in some way.Read More

Understanding Migraine Treatment in the Emergency Room | AMF

If you need to visit the ER for migraine, learn what to expect and how to self-advocate for better treatment and care.Read More

Migraine and Stroke: Reducing Your Risk as a Patient

Migraine attacks accompanied by aura are associated with stroke and heart disease. Learn how to recognize warning signs and risk factors.Read More

Obtaining Access to Migraine Treatments for Better Care

Dr. Thomas Berk discusses hurdles to obtaining access to migraine treatments, including medical insurance and prior authorization.Read More

How Doctors Determine a Migraine Treatment Plan

Migraine treatment plans take the patient's specific headache history, symptoms, triggers and more into account. Learn how doctors create individualized plans.Read More

AMF Weighs In On Need for Access to CGRP Treatments

“As ICER develops its Scoping Document, we emphasize the importance of keeping the patient perspective at the core of your assessment..."Read More

Migraine and Headache Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We support those living with migraine and other disabling headache disorders who still require care during the COVID-19 global health crisis.Read More

Neuromodulation for Migraine Treatment | AMF

Neuromodulation may provide an effective alternative treatment for people with migraine. Read the story from the AMF to learn more.Read More

The Future of Neuromodulation | American Headache Society

Neuromodulation provides a non-invasive treatment option for headache and migraine patients. Rashmi Halker discusses existing neuromodulation technologiesRead More

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