Neurostimulation approaches to primary headache disorders

@article{Bartsch2009NeurostimulationAT,
  title={Neurostimulation approaches to primary headache disorders},
  author={Thorsten Bartsch and Koen Paemeleire and Peter J. Goadsby},
  journal={Current Opinion in Neurology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={262–268}
}
Purpose of reviewConventional management options in medically intractable chronic-headache syndromes, such as chronic migraine, chronic cluster headache and hemicrania continua, are often limited. This review summarizes the current concepts, approaches and outcome data of invasive device-based neurostimulation approaches using occipital-nerve stimulation and deep-brain stimulation. Recent findingsRecently, there has been considerable progress in neurostimulation approaches to medically… 

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