Ultrasound-guided Greater Occipital Nerve Injection at Novel Proximal Location: A Clinical Series


Rochester, Minn.

Trial status:

Open for Enrollment

Why is this study being done?

Patients must be referred to Pain Clinic for occipital nerve injection. Patients are responsible for all clinical costs associated with the injection. There is no remuneration offered for participation in this study.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: Subjects must be referred to the Pain Clinic for an occipital nerve injection. - Must have Occipital Neuralgia and/or Cervicogenic Headache Exclusion Criteria: - Bilateral GON symptoms and/or cervicogenic headache symptoms - History of cervical spine surgery/procedure or trauma in past 6 months that may have caused or contributed to the occipital pain or cervicogenic headache, excluding Occipital Nerve Blocks (ONB). - Evidence of impaired sensation in the GON dermatome region - Evidence of cranial defect/abnormality near target injection site - Untreated cutaneous infection, systemic illness, or immunocompromised state - History of bleeding tendency or use of anticoagulants - History of adverse reaction to anesthetic agents or corticosteroids - Occipital nerve block in past 3 months

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