C-2/C-3 nerve blocks and greater occipital nerve block in cervicogenic headache treatment

Inan N., Ceyhan A., Inan L., Kavaklioghu Z., Alptekin A., Unal N.

FUNCTIONAL NEUROLOGY, vol.16, no.3, pp.239-243, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.239-243
  • Keywords: cervicogenic headache, C-2 nerve block, C-3 nerve block, greater occipital nerve block, regional anaesthesia, DIAGNOSTIC-CRITERIA


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 C-2/C-3 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 C-2/C-3 blocks being found to be equally effective.