What Is Occipital Nerve Stimulation?

What Is Occipital Nerve Stimulation?

If you have had constant headaches throughout your life, you know that most treatments offer little to no help.  Occipital Nerve Stimulation is a surgical procedure that targets one or more of the occipital nerves (greater, lesser, and third occipital nerves) which transmit most of the pain. In certain headache syndromes, other nerves may be targeted (for example the supraorbital and supratrochlear nerves). During the procedure, a small amount of electrical current is used to suppress these nerves, which helps to mask the pain that you are feeling. This procedure is ordinarily non-destructive and reversible.

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Facial and Cranial Nerves: An Explanation of Supraorbital and Occipital Stimulation

Facial and Cranial Nerves: An Explanation of Supraorbital and Occipital Stimulation

One of the most common and crucial health issues facing Americans today is migraines. Studies show that virtually 1 in 4 households in America have someone with a migraine living there. That means 12% of the U.S. population. As you likely already know, there are a myriad ways to treat migraines and in all likelihood you’ve tried a lot of them yourself. The number of different medications on the market designed to alleviate migraine discomfort is enormous, and all of them have varying degrees of success usually ranging from doesn’t-work-at-all to works-fairly-well, but chances are you’ve never encountered something that really worked and gave you long-lasting results.

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