Cluster headache patients seek pain relief | News | Al Jazeera

Cluster headache patients seek pain relief

Patients searching for treatment ask US Congress for special attention to their pain.

    The pain of a cluster headache has been described as intense as childbirth or amputation without anesthetic.

    Affecting one in every 700 people in the US, patients have convened on Washington DC to appeal to members of Congress for help.

    Al Jazeera's Tom Ackerman reports from Washington DC.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.