Radiofrequency neurotomy for the treatment of third occipital headache.

  title={Radiofrequency neurotomy for the treatment of third occipital headache.},
  author={Jay Govind and W. E. King and Beno{\^i}t Bailey and Nikolai Bogduk},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={74 1},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of a revised technique of percutaneous radiofrequency neurotomy for third occipital headache. METHODS The revisions included using a large gauge electrode, ensuring minimum separation between the three electrode placements, and holding the electrode in place by hand. The revised technique was used to treat 51 nerves in 49 patients diagnosed as suffering from third occipital headache on the basis of controlled diagnostic blocks of the third occipital nerve… CONTINUE READING
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