Peter J Rothbart

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OBJECT The authors evaluated the effectiveness of microsurgical C-2 ganglionectomy in 39 patients with medically refractory chronic occipital pain. In this procedure the neurons transmitting sensory inputs from the occiput are removed and, unlike peripheral nerve ablation, axonal regeneration is not possible. METHODS The patients in this series had(More)
A simple explanation of cervicogenic headache is to consider this as headache ensuing from the cervical spinal structures such as cervical ligaments, cervical zygapophyseal joints, cervical discs and/or annulus fibrosus, and cervical muscles. The official definition as utilized by the North American Cervicogenic Headache Society and which is proposed for(More)
1. Eldor J. Treatment of post-epidural headache with epidural morphine injection. Asian Archives ofAnesthesiotogy and Resuscitation 1991; 35:195-196. 2. Eldor J, Guedj P, Cotev S. Epidural morphine injections for the treatment of post-spinal headache. Can J Anaesth 1990; 37:710-711. 3. Eldor J, Gozal Y, Guid: P. Late post-spinal headache treated with(More)
This prospective study compared the efficacy of two antinociceptive modalities: nerve blocks and cognitive therapy. A consecutive series of patients receiving nerve block therapy was invited to take part in a six-week randomized comparison of nerve blocks and cognitive therapy. Sixty-eight of 102 patients approached by telephone agreed to participate.(More)
The origins of chronic headache and the role of the greater occipital nerve in headache syndromes are reviewed. The anatomical pathways and physiological basis of these headaches are discussed with a view to synthesizing some current concepts of headache generation. Studies of occipital nerve blockade for treatment of headaches of various types are assessed(More)
Dr. Rothbarf is director, Rothbart Pain Management Clinic, Toronto. Ontario. He received his medical and surgical degrees from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh. Scotland in 1962. Chronic headaches (occurring more than 15 days a month for over six months) are not uncommon; they occur in about 5% of the population.1 A simple explanation of cervicogenic(More)