Short-term effects of greater occipital nerve blocks in chronic migraine: A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial.

@article{Cuadrado2017ShorttermEO,
  title={Short-term effects of greater occipital nerve blocks in chronic migraine: A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial.},
  author={Mar{\'i}a L. Cuadrado and {\'A}ngel Aledo-Serrano and Patricia Navarro and Pedro L{\'o}pez-Ruiz and C{\'e}sar Fern{\'a}ndez-de-Las-Pe{\~n}as and In{\'e}s Gonz{\'a}lez-Suarez and Aida Orviz and Cristina Fern{\'a}ndez-P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  year={2017},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={864-872}
}
Background Greater occipital nerve (GON) blocks are widely used for the treatment of headaches, but quality evidence regarding their efficacy is scarce. Objective The objective of this article is to assess the short-term clinical efficacy of GON anaesthetic blocks in chronic migraine (CM) and to analyse their effect on pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) in different territories. Participants and methods The study was designed as a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Thirty… CONTINUE READING
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