Therapeutic Nerve Blocks

  • James Y. SuenEmail author
  • Chelsey Smith


This is really a continuation of Chap.  9, Diagnostic Nerve Blocks.

With the history and physical exam, we look for a “trigger point” or where the pain or headache seems to start. This can identify which nerves innervate that area. The sensory nerves which innervate the face and head are actually easy to learn and we feel can help diagnose the nerves involved and allow treatment for the pain.


Therapeutic nerve blocks Trigger points Migraine headaches Trigeminal nerve Greater occipital nerve Lesser occipital nerve 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity of Arkansas for Medical SciencesLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.ENTcareDothanUSA

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