Leicester Mercury

Headaches ‘zapped’


THOUSANDS of people who suffer from “cluster” headaches are set to benefit from the rollout of a portable gadget proven to help zap away pain.

The gammaCore, a device delivering a low-level electric current to the neck area to block pain signals, is now available on the NHS.

Cluster headaches are a relatively rare condition. They are often described as a sharp burning or piercing sensation on one side of the head, with attacks lasting between 15 minutes and three hours.

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