Multiple cranial nerve blocks of the greater and lesser occipital, supraorbital, supratrochlear and auriculotemporal nerves are widely used in the treatment of primary headaches. We present efficacy and safety data for these procedures. In an uncontrolled open-label prospective study, 119 patients with chronic cluster headache, chronic migraine, short lasting unilateral neuralgiform attack disorders, new daily persistent headaches, hemicrania continua and chronic paroxysmal hemicrania were examined.
Medicare recently announced a plan to streamline the process of finding coverage and documentation requirements for applicable services. Currently, documentation requirements appear in various locations and on separate websites requiring physicians and staff to navigate multiple websites for information.
An Oregon committee has abandoned a controversial proposal that would have expanded treatment options for chronic pain patients under the Oregon Health Plan, but would have forced many to reduce dosages or discontinue prescription opioids.
Steroid injections, nerve stimulators and spinal fusions were no match for the chronic pain in Tammy Durfee's left side. After a decade searching for relief, a four-hour procedure using focused ultrasound put her pain to rest.