Medical Research; All Papers

Medical research over the past 17 years has extensively documented the therapeutic efficacy of implanted neurostimulation for chronic head pain. The first report on the subject was Dr. Reed’s paper published in 1999 on “Occipital Nerve Stimulation."

Following that 1999 report, a total of 139 papers have been published by 370 contributing researchers, representing 123 prominent institutions across the US and EU. To the best of our knowledge this list contains all full peer-reviewed articles and additional abstracts that have been published on the subject, and as we endeavor to keep this a complete database on the extant literature, please let us know if you are aware of any articles that may be missing.

The citations are arranged in alphabetical order and include 111 Peer-reviewed full Clinical Reports and 28 published Abstracts. Clicking on any paper will link to a downloadable PDF file.

  • Jakobs M, Unterberg A, Treede R-D, Schuh-Hofer S, Ahmadi R. Subcutaneous trigeminal nerve field stimulation for refractory trigeminal pain: a cohort analysis. Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2016:1-8.
  • Norenberg E, Winkelmuller W. The epifacial electric stimulation of the occipital nerve in cases of therapy-resistant neuralgia of the occipital nerve. Schmerz 2001;15:197-199.