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The First 5 Minutes After Greater Occipital Nerve Block
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
© 2008 the Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 48, Issue 7, pages 1126–1128, July/August 2008
How to Cite
Young, W., Cook, B., Malik, S., Shaw, J. and Oshinsky, M. (2008), The First 5 Minutes After Greater Occipital Nerve Block. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 48: 1126–1128. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2008.01146.x
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Accepted for publication March 24, 2008.
- greater occipital nerve block;
We performed greater occipital nerve blocks on 24 migraineurs with unilateral migraine and trigeminal nerve distribution allodynia. Using a visual analog scale for migraine pain, brush allodynia in the trigeminal nerve distribution and photophobia were reduced 64%, 75%, and 67%, respectively, after 5 minutes. Allodynia improved faster than headache. The results of this study suggest that greater occipital nerve blocks initiate an inhibitory process that shuts down several symptom generators.