All Medical Migraine Treatment Research
Over the last two decades, extensive medical research has confirmed the effectiveness of implanted neurostimulation for chronic head pain treatment. Dr. Reed’s seminal 1999 paper on Occipital Nerve Stimulation marked the beginning of this exploration.
Since then, a remarkable 139 papers authored by 370 researchers from 123 institutions in the US and Europe have furthered the field. Our compilation, containing peer-reviewed articles and abstracts, strives to be a comprehensive resource in migraine treatment research.
While exploring, consider search terms like neurostimulation, occipital nerve stimulation, neuromodulation, cluster headache treatment, occipital neuralgia treatment, migraine research, and more.
Our curated collection includes 111+ clinical reports and 28 abstracts, available for download by clicking on the titles. Your contributions to this resource are appreciated – should you know of any missing articles, please get in touch.
Abhinav K, Park ND, Prakash SK, Love-Jones S, Patel NK. Novel Use of Narrow Paddle Electrodes for Occipital Nerve Stimulation—Technical Note.
Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 2013;16:607-609.
Arcioni R, Martelletti P. Refractory chronic migraine: Therapy with combined peripheral neurostimulation. In: Siva A, Lampl C, eds. Case-Based Diagnosis and Management of Headache Disorders.
Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015: 75-80.
Bulger R, Conidi F, Reed KL. Combined supraorbital (SONS) and occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) for intractable post-herpetic neuralgia (P7.317).
American Academy of Neurology 2014 Annual Meeting; 2014; Philadelphia, PA: American Academy of Neurology: P7.317.
Clark SW, Wu C, Boorman DW, et al. Long‐Term Pain Reduction Does Not Imply Improved Functional Outcome in Patients Treated With Combined Supraorbital and Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Migraine.
Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 2016.
Datta S, Reed KL, Will KR. Combined supraorbital (SONS) and occipital nerve stimulation (ONS) in failed surgical treatment of migraine: case report and review of the literature [abstract].
American Society of Intervention Pain Physicians 2012 Annual Meeting; 2012; Washington DC: Pain Physician: E541-572.
Eldrige JS, Obray JB, Pingree MJ, Hoelzer BC. Occipital neuromodulation: ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve stimulator implantation.
Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain 2010;10:580-585.
Hann S, Sharan A. Dual occipital and supraorbital nerve stimulation for chronic migraine: a single-center experience, review of literature, and surgical considerations.
experience, review of literature, and surgical considerations.
Kovacs S, Peeters R, De Ridder D, Plazier M, Menovsky T, Sunaert S. Central effects of occipital nerve electrical stimulation studied by functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Neuromodulation 2011;14:46-55; discussion 56-47.
Li D, Xiao L. Combining botulinum toxin (a) injection with peripheral nerve stimulation in a patient for intractable ophthalmic postherpetic neuralgia.
Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 2015.
Magis D, Gérard P, Schoenen J. Invasive occipital nerve stimulation for refractory chronic cluster headache: what evolution at long-term? Strengths and weaknesses of the method.
The Journal of Headache and Pain 2016;17:1-5.
Reed KL, Linder S, Will KR, Bulger R. Combined occipital and supraoribital neurostimulation for chronic migraine headaches in adolescents (Ages 14-19); a retrospective analysis of 23 consecutive patients [abstract].
2013 Congress of the International Headache Society. Boston, MA: Cephalalgia, 2013: 198-199.
Reed KL, Will KR, Bulger R, Dattta S, Rupert M, Linder S. Combined occipital and supraorbital neurostimulation for chronic migraine headachess: a multicenter retrospective analysis of 171 consecutive patients [abstract].
2013 Contgress of the International Headache Society. Boston, MA: Cephalalgia, 2013: 197-198.
Reed KL, Will KR, Chapman J, Richter E. Combined occipital and supraorbital neurostimulation for chronic migraine headaches: an extended case series [abst].
15th Congress of the International Headache Society. Berlin, Germany: Cephalalgia, 2011: 98-99
Reverberi C, Bonezzi C, Demartini L. Peripheral Subcutaneous Neurostimulation in the Management of Neuropathic Pain: Five Case Reports.
Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface 2009;12:146-155.
Seixas T, Liça L, Ribeiro B, Batista A, Cortez J, Silva DJ. Chronic cluster headache treated with occipital and supraciliary nerve stimulation‐a new approach: 14AP2‐10.
European Journal of Anaesthesiology (EJA) 2013;30:210-210.
Sharan A, Narouze S, Trentman TL, et al. Peripheral nerve stimulation of the occipital nerves for the management of headache pain and disability associated with chronic migraine: technical considerations from a prospective, multicenter, double-blinded, controlled study.
North American Neurostimulation Society Annual Meeting; 2011; Las Vegas, Nevada.
Silberstein SD, Dodick D, Saper JR, et al. The safety and efficacy of peripheral nerve stimulation for the management of chronic migraine.
North American Neurostimulation Society Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada2011.
Silberstein SD, Dodick D, Saper JR, et al. Efficacy of occipital nerve stimulation for the management of intractable, chronic migraine: results from a prospective, multicenter, double-blinded, controlled study.
2012 American Headache Society 54th Annual Scientific Meeting. Los Angeles, Ca2012: 866.
Trentman TL, Rosenfeld DM, Vargas BB, Schwedt TJ, Zimmerman RS, Dodick DW. Greater occipital nerve stimulation via the Bion microstimulator: implantation technique and stimulation parameters.
Clinical trial: NCT00205894. Pain Physician 2009;12:621-628.
Weiner RL, Alo KM, Feller C, et al. Nerve stimulation in the treatment of occipital neuralgia (p abs).
International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Conference; 1998; Lucerne, Switzerland: Liste-88.