What is the battery life of an occipital nerve stimulation generator system?

Updated: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Antonios Mammis, MD; Chief Editor: Jonathan P Miller, MD  more...
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Most patients currently opt for the implantable pulse generator system, which is currently an off-label application for peripheral use. The life of the battery varies depending on the amplitude used and the number of hours the device is left on during the day. With the voltage settings usually required for occipital stimulation, the primary cell lithium ion battery can last 3–5 years, while the rechargeable may last 7–9 years before replacement.


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