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NHS England Agrees to Fund Cluster Headache Treatment

May 8, 2019
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NHS England has decided to provide funding to cover patients using a new handheld medical device that “can zap away excruciating headaches.”

The tool, ElectroCore’s GammaCore, administers low levels of electric current to break up pain signals and relieve the discomfort caused by severely painful cluster headaches, which are seasonal in nature.

The device is placed on the neck to stimulate the vagus nerve, which can help to reduce pain. Cluster headaches are rare, but are more common in men.

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