Current Pain and Headache Reports

, 17:324

Spinal Cord Stimulation in Cluster Headache

Authors

    • Interdisciplinary Pain CentreUniversity Hospital Freiburg
  • Holger Kaube
    • Neurology and Headache CentreMünchner Freiheit
Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias (M Matharu, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11916-013-0324-0

Cite this article as:
Wolter, T. & Kaube, H. Curr Pain Headache Rep (2013) 17: 324. doi:10.1007/s11916-013-0324-0
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Topical Collection on Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias

Abstract

Neurostimulation techniques for the treatment of primary headache syndromes, particularly for chronic cluster headache (CCH), have received much interest in the recent years. Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) has yielded favourable clinical results, and is becoming a routine treatment for refractory chronic cluster headache in specialized centres. Meanwhile, other promising techniques, such as spinal cord stimulation (SCS) or sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation, are emerging. This article reviews the current state of clinical research for neurostimulation techniques for chronic cluster headache, and particularly the pros and cons of SCS and ONS.

Keywords

Chronic cluster headacheSpinal cord stimulationNeurostimulationOccipital nerve stimulationSphenopalatine ganglion

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