Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Occipital Neuralgia and Transformed Migraine Using a C1-2-3 Subcutaneous Paddle Style Electrode: A Technical Report

Michael Y. Oh, Juan Ortega, J. Bradley Bellotte, Donald M. Whiting, Kenneth Aló

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In this article we will discuss the treatment of Occipital Neuralgia (ON) and Transformed Migraine (TM) using a paddle style surgical stimulator lead. A paddle style electrode may have advantages to the cylindrical style in reducing migrations from cervical tension or anchor dislodgement. It should be considered in refractory "neuropathic" cervicocranial syndromes such as ON and TM before moving on to more aggressive surgical interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)103-112
Number of pages10
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Neuroscience(all)

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