The role of nerve blocks and botulinum toxin injections in the management of cluster headaches

@article{Ailani2009TheRO,
  title={The role of nerve blocks and botulinum toxin injections in the management of cluster headaches},
  author={Jessica Ailani and William B. Young},
  journal={Current Pain and Headache Reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={164-167}
}
  • J. Ailani, W. Young
  • Published 14 March 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Current Pain and Headache Reports
Cluster headache (CH) is a primary headache syndrome that is classified with the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. CH treatment involves three steps: acute attack management, transitional therapy, and preventive therapy. Greater occipital nerve block has been shown to be an effective alternative bridge therapy to oral steroids in CH. Botulinum toxin type A has recently been studied as a new preventive treatment for patients with chronic CH, with limited success. 
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