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The role of nerve blocks and botulinum toxin injections in the management of cluster headaches

Jessica Ailani, William B Young
Current Pain and Headache Reports 2009, 13 (2): 164-7
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Cluster headache (CH) is a primary headache syndrome that is classified with the trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. CH treatment involves three steps: acute attack management, transitional therapy, and preventive therapy. Greater occipital nerve block has been shown to be an effective alternative bridge therapy to oral steroids in CH. Botulinum toxin type A has recently been studied as a new preventive treatment for patients with chronic CH, with limited success.

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