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2019 Jul




Burst Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Migraine and Chronic Cluster Headache.


Garcia-Ortega R, Edwards T, Moir L, Aziz TZ, Green AL, Fitzgerald JJ
Neuromodulation. 2019 Jul; 22(5):638-644.
PMID: 31199547.


Occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) is widely used for headache syndromes including chronic migraine (CM) and chronic cluster headache (CCH). The paraesthesia associated with tonic stimulation can be bothersome and can limit therapy. It is now clear in spinal cord stimulation that paraesthesia-free waveforms can produce effective analgesia, but this has not been reported in ONS for CM or CCH.