Understanding non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation on spinal and supraspinal nociception

Takeaway

  • Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) may offer an alternative treatment option for patients with migraines, cluster headaches and other types of pain.

Why this matters

    Emerging data indicate that nVNS may be useful in the treatment of migraines and cluster headaches as well as in the treatment of other types of pain; elucidation of the exact mechanisms involved are required to fully utilize this tool.