Device and Method to Cool Nasal Cavity to Treat Headaches

Tech ID: ros000982

 

Introduction

Headaches are severely disabling. It is estimated that 3% of the general population have chronic headaches which accounts for more than 9 million people in the U.S. alone. Treatment options involve medication and making physical changes, such as moving to a dark, quiet environment and cooling packs. Recently, there has been some interest in cooling the nostrils and nasal cavity to treat headaches.

 

Technology Description

Dr. Axel Rosengart from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has developed a single-use cooling bullet containing non-toxic coolant to cool the nostril and nasal cavity. The cooling capsule triggers a sensory reflex response to the brain leading to improvement of abnormally regulated cerebral vasomotor (brain arterial) tone which is thought to be the primary trigger factor for migraine headaches. The cooling is applied temporarily (10 to 30 minutes) to the inside of either or both nostrils and nasal cavity.

 

Stage of Development

Concept only

 

Advantages/Novelty

• Simple

• Non-invasive

• Inexpensive

• Single-use or multi-use

• Mobile

• Easily storable

• Universally applicable 

 

Applications

Treating acute headaches

 

Intellectual Property

• PCT Application filed - PCT/US2017/059741

 

 

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Device(s)
For Information, Contact:
Julien Brohan
julien.brohan@cshs.org
Inventors:
Axel Rosengart
Keywords:
Surgery