Bad headache? Maybe you haven’t had enough caffeine

Research shows that a caffeine tablet can be used as pain relief for patients suffering from headaches after a spinal tap.

Led by Xavier Basurto Ona, Hospital de Figueres, Spain, the research showed the caffeine tablets were more effective than a placebo.

Prescription painkiller gabapentin, the steroid hydrocortisone and the asthma drug theophylline were among the other medicines also shown to be effective in treating puncture headaches.

Read more at Health Behavior News Service