Missing Work Due to Cluster Headaches? FDA Approves New Device to Help

Thousands of employees call into work sick because they are suffering from severe headaches. Most refer to their headaches as migraines, but some of them may actually be cluster headaches and NOT migraines – they are different. Do you know which type of severe headache you really suffer from? Depending on which one you have, there may be new device that can help alleviate your headache.

Millions of people suffer from severe headaches. Most claim to have a migraine when in fact they may be having a cluster headache, simply because they may never have heard of a cluster headache or they may believe them to be the same thing, but they are definitely not the same thing and they require completely different treatments.

What’s the difference between a cluster headache and a migraine?

Migraine Headache

In many cases, a migraine gives a warning of its onset with changes in the person’s vision. They may see an ‘aura’ or some type of visual disturbance such as zigzag lines, flashing lights or even a temporary loss of vision. Migraines are often accompanied by sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting. They may last anywhere from 2 to 72 hours.

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Cluster Headache

This FDA approved vagus nerve stimulator should be something that many employers should know about so they can suggest it to their employees who call in a lot with headaches. This device could save tens of thousands of hours of employee production that would otherwise be lost.

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