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2022 Apr 24

Otolaryngol Clin North Am

Novel Devices for Sinus Headache.


Miglani A, Soler Z, Schlosser RJ
Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2022 Apr 24.
PMID: 35477843.


Novel medical devices are emerging as low-risk treatment options for patients suffering from sinus headaches. Early trends for the treatment of sinus headaches using medical devices are following the more established primary headache literature. There are two categories of devices with early data supporting use, which may serve as useful adjuncts to conventional pharmacotherapy in the management of sinus headaches not caused by sinusitis: transcutaneous electrical neurostimulation and acoustic vibration with oscillating expiratory pressure. There is currently a paucity of high-level evidence and further studies are needed. Initial reports suggest these interventions are low risk, but longer follow-up is necessary.