A nerve stimulator when kept on the head may be good relief for migraines especially for those who get frequent headaches, according to new research.
In comparison with a 'sham stimulator', those who used stimulation devices for a short duration regularly for three months reported fewer headaches. According to the authors, the difference was just marginal and not significant.
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During the trial, nearly thirty-eight percent of headache sufferers reported 50% reduction in the migraines using the nerve stimulation device. Researchers said that the effects are quite modest and clear.
Medications are available, which are perhaps more effective than nerve stimulation but they are not without side effects. Stimulation has not been associated with any major side effects.
Researchers do not guarantee that this device will work for all migraine victims. It might be a good idea to check out the device for a few months before actually investing in one.