Occipital nerve stimulation for intractable chronic migraine - guidance (IPG452)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - NICE
Publication date:
26 April 2013


Evidence-based recommendations on occipital nerve stimulation for intractable chronic migraine. This involves using implanted electrodes to deliver electrical impulses to the occipital nerve to mask migraine pain.

January 2020: The devices in the evidence base considered by the committee no longer have current CE marks for this indication. The CE mark is necessary for medical devices to be marketed in the European Union. A non-CE marked device can only be used in the context of clinical investigations with MHRA and research ethical approval.

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