What are the typical implant locations for occipital nerve stimulation?

Updated: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Antonios Mammis, MD; Chief Editor: Jonathan P Miller, MD  more...
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Typical implant locations include the following:

  • Upper buttock: Facilitates single-stage electrode and generator placement in the prone position

  • Abdomen: Usually performed the patient in the lateral position

  • Upper chest: Lateral or supine positions favor this location

The 3 primary manufacturers of neurostimulation devices include Medtronic, Advanced Neuromodulation Systems/St. Jude, and Advanced Bionics/Boston Scientific.

The device is programmed by a clinical specialist appointed by the manufacturer.

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