NHS expands use of device that zaps away cluster headaches

gammaCore gadget delivers low-level electrical current to block pain signals

A small, portable device that can zap away cluster headaches is being made available to patients on the NHS.

One to two in every 1,000 people have cluster headaches, sometimes known as “suicide headaches” because 64% of sufferers say they think about taking their own life. They involve excruciating pain that can last for anything between 15 minutes and three hours.

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