Supraorbital Nerve Block

  • Siddharth Chavali
  • Girija Prasad Rath


Supraorbital neuralgia is an uncommon pain syndrome which may present with a typical history of shock-like pain restricted to the area just above the eyebrow. It is also known as Goggle headache [1] or Swimmer’s headache [2]. It is associated with a characteristic triad of symptoms, namely: (1) Pain limited to the area innervated by the supraorbital nerve; (2) Tenderness on supraorbital notch or area distributed by the nerve; and (3) Symptomatic relief following nerve blockade. The pain presents with an intermittent or chronic pattern. The pain presents with an intermittent or chronic pattern with periods of varied severity. The hallmark of supraorbital neuralgia is localized pain in or above the eyebrow (sometimes extending into the scalp region) [3]. There may be symptoms of altered sensation and typical features of neuralgia, such as pain triggered by relatively innocuous mechanisms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Siddharth Chavali
    • 1
  • Girija Prasad Rath
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care Neurosciences CentreAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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