Misery of cluster headaches could be a thing of the past as patients get device ...

Misery of cluster headaches could be a thing of the past as patients are to get hi-tech device to block the pain Hand-held 'gammCore' gadget delivers electric stimulation to block pain The size of an electric razor, it also can be used to treat intense migraines  It's a breakthrough for treating cluster headaches, whicg are felt in one side of the skull, often around the eye

By Hannah Dawson For The Daily Mail

Published: 02:51 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 02:52 BST, 5 June 2019

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Sufferers of cluster headaches – said to be more painful than childbirth – will be given a hi-tech gadget rather than medication, NHS England will announce today.

They will be offered a small hand-held device called gammaCore to deliver electric stimulation which will block the intense pain.

The gadget, which looks like an electric razor, can also treat migraines but is initially being rolled out just for cluster headaches, The Daily Telegraph reported. The electricity blocks the neck’s vagus nerve, which signals pain. It costs around £1,907 a year for private patients but will be made free as part of the NHS’s Long Term Plan.

Cluster headaches are said to be more painful than childbirth

Cluster headaches are said to be more painful than childbirth

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