Which equipment is required to perform occipital nerve stimulation?

Updated: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Antonios Mammis, MD; Chief Editor: Jonathan P Miller, MD  more...
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Occipital nerve stimulation involves an implantable device composed of an electrode and pulse generator. 

In ONS programming, a wide array of electrodes is used in order to increase stimulation of the terminal branches of the occipital nerves.

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