Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Migraine

  • William B. YoungEmail author
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Occipital nerve stimulation may be effective in treating chronic migraine. Six studies, including three double-blind studies, were performed, with five showing evidence of benefit. However, of the three randomized, controlled trials, none has met a primary endpoint successfully. A separate study suggested a benefit for combined supraorbital and greater occipital nerve stimulation.


Chronic migraine Migraine Occipital nerve Occipital nerve stimulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jefferson Hospital for NeuroscienceHeadache Center, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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