What are the contraindications of occipital nerve stimulation?

Updated: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Antonios Mammis, MD; Chief Editor: Jonathan P Miller, MD  more...
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If the patient’s quality of life does not improve during the trial period (see Pre-Procedure Planning), the device is not implanted. 

If there is concern that the patient’s headaches are due to either medication overuse or opioid use, this may disqualify them from implantation, despite quality-of-life improvement during the trial period. [8]


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