I have been diagnosed with new daily persistent headaches and have had a migraine since February 2013 with not one single day of relief. I have tried everything, been hospitalized at the Diamond Clinic in Chicago, Botox, every type of medication you can think of, acupuncture, etc... Well, I went in for a nerve block yesterday since the doctor told me if I respond slightly to the Occipital Nerve Block, I could start talking to him about having Occipital Nerve Stimulation surgery. My pain level has decreased from a level 7 to a 5 in just 2 days which is the best I have felt in a long time. I guess what I am asking on here is, has any one had this procedure completed before? I know about the trial process and how it can be pretty invasive. I have watched so many YouTube videos, it's ridiculous. I just need to know patient experience and how it is working for real people. I am really kind of excited about it since this might be a great step for me but I have also heard it can be a tad bit expensive since insurance doesn't approve it very often. Thank you so much for your responses! Hope one day there is a cure for all of this!!!!! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!