Neurostimulation is a standard, well-accepted treatment that’s been around for a long time. While it involves a relatively small battery under the skin, there are minimal risks or downsides involved. The Reed Procedure® is a two-step process, with the trial being the first step. The upside to the trial is very clear, in that if it works, the patient will be very happy with the end result. There’s also no physical downside or limitations that come along with the trial or permanent procedure. It cannot make headaches worse or hurt the nerves. However, one downside is if the patient falls into the twenty percent of those in which the trial does not work. Then, of course, the patient is disappointed. As for the permanent procedure, there is a small risk of infection, much like with any surgical procedure, but it is treatable.