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2024 Jun 22

Curr Pain Headache Rep


Four Decades of Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Headache Disorders: A Systematic Review.


Kollenburg L, Kurt E, Mulleners W, Abd-Elsayed A, Yazdi C, Schatman ME, Yong RJ, Cerda IH, Pappy A, Ashina S, Robinson CL, Dominguez M


Chronic headaches are a significant source of disability worldwide. Despite the development of conventional strategies, a subset of patients remain refractory and/or experience side effects following these treatments. Hence, occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) should be considered as an alternative strategy for intractable chronic headaches. This review aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the effectiveness, safety, mechanisms and practical application of ONS for the treatment of headache disorders.