Interventional Management of Head and Face Pain

Nerve Blocks and Beyond

  • Samer N. Narouze

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Indications for Interventional Management

  3. Nerve Blocks for Head and Face Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Sherif Costandi, John Costandi, Dmitri Souzdalnitski, Samer N. Narouze
      Pages 17-27
    3. Mary Ann Mays, Stewart J. Tepper
      Pages 29-34
    4. Samer N. Narouze
      Pages 41-46
  4. Cervicogenic Headache

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Samer N. Narouze
      Pages 67-72
    3. Samer N. Narouze, Jan Van Zundert, Maarten Van Kleef
      Pages 83-90
  5. Other Common Interventions for Headaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Magdalena Anitescu
      Pages 93-102
    3. Andrew Blumenfeld, Stephen D. Silberstein, Michael L. Oshinsky
      Pages 103-110
    4. Sameh Michel Hakim, Samer N. Narouze
      Pages 111-122
  6. Neuromodulation for Head and Face Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Konstantin V. Slavin, Sami T. Al-Nafi’
      Pages 125-130
    3. Chima O. Oluigbo, Ali R. Rezai
      Pages 137-140
    4. Scott F. Lempka, Andre Machado
      Pages 141-149
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 151-154

About this book


From the Foreword, by Stewart J. Tepper, MD:


“Dr. Samer Narouze was the first Pain Management anesthesiologist specialist in the US to become Board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialists (UCNS). It is therefore fitting that he decided to put together a textbook on blocks, interventions, injections, and neuromodulation possibilities in this integrated interdisciplinary area of treatment for head and facial pain…


“This constellation of authors and topics should offer a comprehensive roadmap for interventions to contemplate beyond conventional medications in both primary and secondary head and face pain disorders. The chapters are precise, concise, and immensely readable, and I am honored to have been offered the chance to introduce them and encourage my colleagues to read them.”



 This is the first book on interventional management of intractable, medically resistant head and face pain.  It is edited and written by world-class leaders in headache medicine and features practical presentations of the entire spectrum of procedures, from simple to complex.  Designed to help shorten the learning curve of practitioners who are beginning to use interventional headache procedures, it provides guidance in identifying patients who are appropriate candidates for this approach and includes a unique compilation of outcomes-based algorithms for different headache and face pain syndromes.


Neurologists, anesthesiologists, pain physicians, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists are the intended audience.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Samer N. Narouze
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Pain MedicineWestern Reserve HospitalCuyahoga FallsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-8950-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-8951-1
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