C2/C3 nerve blocks and greater occipital nerve block in cervicogenic headache treatment

Funct Neurol. Jul-Sep 2001;16(3):239-43.

Abstract

In the diagnosis of cervicogenic headache, greater occipital nerve (GON), cervical nerve, minor occipital nerve, and cervical facet joint blocks are used. In our study we compared the GON and C2/C3 nerve blocks in the diagnosis and treatment of cervicogenic headache. In both cases, repeated blocks proved to have a long-lasting effect in the treatment of this disorder, with both GON and C2/C3 blocks being found to be equally effective.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Anesthetics, Local / administration & dosage
  • Anesthetics, Local / therapeutic use
  • Bupivacaine / administration & dosage
  • Bupivacaine / therapeutic use
  • Cervical Plexus*
  • Headache / diagnosis
  • Headache / etiology
  • Headache / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Nerve Block*
  • Pain Measurement
  • Spinal Nerves*

Substances

  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Bupivacaine