Headaches can be one of the most problematic of dilemmas for patients. One of the leading causes of visits to physicians, headaches often are treated well with the appropriate medications or with elimination of certain medications. When classic modalities fail, neurostimulation for painful areas of the head can be extremely useful. New literature shows that the effectiveness for neurostimulation for headache patients is remarkable. With stimulation for headaches, the patient undergoes a percutaneous placement of an electrode in the painful area of the head. After a trial of 2-5 days, the electrode is removed, and depending on the success, an implant of the electrode can take place. Talk to your physician regarding this modality.