A Review of the Recent Findings in Minimally Invasive Treatment Options for the Management of Occipital Neuralgia

Occipital neuralgia (ON) is unilateral or bilateral neuralgia in the dermatomal nerve distribution of the greater, lesser or third occipital nerves and is a very common presentation of neuropathic pain. ON, although common and well defined, is still a poorly understood pain syndrome. It often requires invasive treatment for long term and significant pain alleviation; however, the evidence supporting different options is still limited. Several minimally invasive techniques have proven to be efficacious and safe, and the selection depends mostly on response to nerve blocks, patient choice and provider preference. This is a comprehensive review of the latest and seminal literature available about occipital neuralgia and currently available minimally invasive treatment options. It covers the anatomical and physiologic biology at the base of neuralgia, the presentation and diagnostic process. It then reviews the available literature to provide description and comparison of the available methods for alleviation.

Media Type:

Electronic Article

Year of Publication:

2020

Contained In:

Neurology and therapy - Vol. 9, No. 2 (2020), p. 229-241

Language:

English

Contributors:

Urits, Ivan
Schwartz, Ruben H
Patel, Parth
Zeien, Justin
Connor, Denton
Hasoon, Jamal
Berger, Amnon A
Kassem, Hisham
Manchikanti, Laxmaiah
Kaye, Alan D
Viswanath, Omar

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Volltext

Keywords:

GON
Journal Article
LON
Nerve block
Neuropathic pain
Occipital neuralgia
Review

Notes:

Date Revised 12.01.2021

published: Print-Electronic

Citation Status PubMed-not-MEDLINE

Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Physical Description:

Online-Ressource

doi:

10.1007/s40120-020-00197-1

PMID:

32488840

PPN (Catalogue-ID):

NLM311583849