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Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Editor(s): Slavin K.V. (Chicago, Ill.) 
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Vol. 24, 2011
Section title: Paper
Slavin KV (ed): Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Prog Neurol Surg. Basel, Karger, 2011, vol 24, pp 109–117
(DOI:10.1159/000323890)

Peripheral Neuromodulation for Migraine Headache

Ellens D.J.a · Levy R.M.a–c
Departments of aNeurological Surgery, bPhysiology and cRadiation Oncology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill., USA

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Published online: March 21, 2011
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Number of Print Pages: 9
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ISBN: 978-3-8055-9488-2 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9489-9 (Online)

Abstract

Extremely high prevalence among general population along with the high percentage of treatment-refractory cases makes migraine headaches one of the potentially largest indications for neuromodulation. Cranial peripheral nerve stimulation targeting the occipital nerve(s) alone or in combination with others appears to be both safe and efficacious for the treatment of medically intractable migraine headaches. Although initial reports of occipital nerve stimulation for migraine headaches were very encouraging, this clinical benefit was not clearly confirmed in larger-scale prospective randomized trials. Moreover, the exact mechanism of neuromodulation effect in migraine treatment remains unclear. Significant further investigation needs to be performed to optimize our knowledge concerning patient selection, stimulation targets and parameters and device programming, and further improve clinical results. At present, neurostimulation for migraine headache pain is performed in the United States on an ‘off-label’ basis, but based upon our experience and the increasing evidence in the medical literature, we look forward to its approval by the FDA in the near future so that patients suffering from severe, medically intractable headache pain may gain access to these potentially important therapies.

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First-Page Preview
Abstract of Paper

Published online: March 21, 2011
Cover Date: 2011

Number of Print Pages: 9
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISBN: 978-3-8055-9488-2 (Print)
eISBN: 978-3-8055-9489-9 (Online)


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