Your question is interesting.
Here is a reference that answers it: channelopathies.
Moxley iii rt.
Curr treat options neurol. 2000 jan;2(1):31-47.
Pmid: 11096735 [pubmed - as supplied by publisher]
in short, yes. Longer answer, in some situations it can help, in others, it can make matters worse. The reasons are not understood. Go to pubmed and search for that article, then read the abstract.