Occipital Neuralgia and Greater Occipital Nerve Blocks

Occipital neuralgia is a cause of occipital headache and is amenable to nerve block techniques.

This article discusses the symptomatology and in particular the use of ultrasound in the use of occipital nerve block.

It concludes: “Ultrasound-guided occipital nerve blocks appear to be a relatively safe, effective, and easy procedure for both the diagnosis and treatment of occipital neuralgia…more targeted blocks and potentially allowing for denervation procedures in the future”

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