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Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Migraine

  • William B. YoungEmail author
CHRONIC DAILY HEADACHE (S J WANG, SECTION EDITOR)
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  1. Topical Collection on Chronic Daily Headache

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Chronic migraine Migraine Occipital nerve Occipital nerve stimulation 

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Dr. William B. Young declares no potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article.

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This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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