Neurostimulation for the treatment of chronic migraine and cluster headache

  title={Neurostimulation for the treatment of chronic migraine and cluster headache},
  author={Vlasta Vukovic Cvetkovic and Rigmor H{\o}jland Jensen},
  journal={Acta Neurologica Scandinavica},
  pages={17 - 4}
Small subsets of patients who fail to respond to pharmacological treatment may benefit from alternative treatment methods. In the last decade, neurostimulation is being explored as a potential treatment option for the patients with chronic, severely disabling refractory primary headaches. To alleviate pain, specific nerves and brain areas have been stimulated, and various methods have been explored: deep brain stimulation, occipital nerve stimulation, and sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation are… 

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