Occipital nerve release in patients with whiplash trauma and occipital neuralgia.

@article{Magnusson1996OccipitalNR,
  title={Occipital nerve release in patients with whiplash trauma and occipital neuralgia.},
  author={Tor Magnusson and Thorir S Ragnarsson and Asgeir Bj{\"o}rnsson},
  journal={Headache},
  year={1996},
  volume={36 1},
  pages={32-6}
}
The results of 18 greater occipital nerve release operations in 13 patients were analyzed. All patients had deep aching pain in the occipital area due to a whiplash trauma, and in all cases the pain was relieved temporarily by local anesthesia of the occipital nerve. The time from accident to operation was 6 to 96 months. The results of 13 (72.2%) operations were reported as good or excellent, although complete pain relief was not attained in any patient. It is concluded that neurolysis of the… CONTINUE READING

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