Electromyography data in chronic migraine patients by using neurostimulation with the Cefaly® device

H. A. Didier, P. Di Fiore, C. Marchetti, V. Tullo, F. Frediani, M. Arlotti, A. B. Giannì, G. Bussone

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The objective of this observational study is to report clinical and instrumental results obtained in 23 chronic migraine sufferers treated with transcutaneous neurostimulation with the Cefaly® device. The electromyography (EMG) parameters of the patients monitored before and during neurostimulation with the Cefaly® device showed a significant increase in the EMG amplitude and frequency values in the frontalis, anterior temporalis, auricularis posterior and middle trapezius muscles. The Cefaly® device could act on the inhibitory circuit in the spinal cord thus causing a neuromuscular facilitation and may help reduce contraction of frontalis muscles.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-119
Number of pages5
JournalNeurological Sciences
Publication statusPublished - May 30 2015


  • EMG (electromyography, K7 electromyograph)
  • FR (frontalis muscle)
  • Supraorbital nerve
  • TA (anterior temporalis muscle)
  • TNS (neurostimulation)
  • TP (auricularis posterior)
  • TR (middle trapezius)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology
  • Medicine(all)


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