The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London says deep brain stimulation is proving highly successful in helping reduce the frequency of so-called “cluster headaches.”
This is a condition in which patients get horrendous headaches on one side of the head. They can get up to eight a day lasting from 15 minutes to three hours.
Dr Manjit Matharu, a consultant neurologist said the pain is terrible.
“We have asked female patients to describe the pain and every one who has given birth has said childbirth is just a fraction of the pain compared to cluster headaches.”