Cervical Facet Injections in the Management of Cervicogenic Headaches

  • Andrew NgEmail author
  • Dajie Wang
Anesthetic Techniques in Pain Management (D Wang, Section Editor)
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Cervicogenic headache is defined as headaches originating from cervical spine structures including cervical facet joints, cervical intervertebral discs, skeletal muscles, connective tissues, and neurovascular structures. Cervical facet injections with steroids have been used to alleviate cervicogenic headache secondary to cervical facet arthropathy. In this article, we will review the cervical spine anatomy, cervical facet injections, and the efficacy of cervical facet injections as a treatment for cervicogenic headache.


Cervicogenic headaches Cervical facet injections Cervical medial branch blocks 


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Dr. Andrew Ng declares no potential conflicts of interest. Dr. Dajie Wang is a section editor for Current Pain and Headache Reports.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Jefferson Pain CenterThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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