Occipital nerve stimulation for medically intractable headache

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Abstract

There is an unmet need, and thus: a continued search, for effective treatments for patients with chronic daily headache who do not respond to or tolerate conventional therapies. Recent interest has focused on the use of occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) to treat patients with chronic, disabling headaches who are not adequately controlled by usual therapies, A small but growing body of evidence supports the use of ONS for the treatment of intractable headache. Electrical stimulation of the occipital nerve has both peripheral and central nervous system effects that modulate nociception. The exact role for ONS will evolve as our understandings of its physiologic effects, efficacy, and safety grow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Headache Disorders
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Nociception
Therapeutics
Electric Stimulation
Central Nervous System
Safety

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Occipital nerve stimulation for medically intractable headache. / Schwedt, Todd J.

In: Current Pain and Headache Reports, Vol. 12, No. 1, 02.2008, p. 62-66.

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