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

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


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*


  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Bupivacaine