Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for Treatment of Chronic Headache Pain

According to a study presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY™ 2013 annual meeting, electric stimulation of the peripheral nerve reduced average headache intensity by more than 70 percent in the study population. The procedure involves implantation of a thin insulated wire either in the back of the head (occipital nerve) or in the forehead above the eyebrow (supraorbital nerve) to deliver electric pulses to block pain. Read more here.


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