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Occipital Neuralgia Surgery: What You Should Know

Mark R. McLaughlin, MD, FACS, FAANSMark R. McLaughlin, MD, FAANS, FACS

Some experts have used peripheral nerve stimulators for this condition. This involves a general anesthetic and the surgical placement of wire around the occipital nerve. A pulse generator is also implanted to deliver electrical stimulation to suppress the pain.

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