By Hannah Dawson For The Daily Mail
Published: 02:51 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 02:52 BST, 5 June 2019
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