A new study has shown that transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can prevent migraines from occurring (Image: Shutterstock)
Computer model of the distribution of electrical current in the brain's pain network during tDCS
It’s hard to convey the pain of a migraine to those who are fortunate enough not to suffer them. Compounding things, many sufferers get no relief from, or cannot tolerate, commonly prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications. Now researchers have shown that applying a mild electrical current to the brain via electrodes attached to the scalp can prevent migraines from occurring and reduce the severity and duration of those that do occur.
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