From the Foreword, by Stewart J. Tepper, MD:
"Dr. Samer Narouze was the first Pain Management anesthesiologist specialist in the US to become Board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialists (UCNS). It is therefore fitting that he decided to put together a textbook on blocks, interventions, injections, and neuromodulation possibilities in this integrated interdisciplinary area of treatment for head and facial pain...
"This constellation of authors and topics should offer a comprehensive roadmap for interventions to contemplate beyond conventional medications in both primary and secondary head and face pain disorders. The chapters are precise, concise, and immensely readable, and I am honored to have been offered the chance to introduce them and encourage my colleagues to read them."
This is the first book on interventional management of intractable, medically resistant head and face pain. It is edited and written by world-class leaders in headache medicine and features practical presentations of the entire spectrum of procedures, from simple to complex. Designed to help shorten the learning curve of practitioners who are beginning to use interventional headache procedures, it provides guidance in identifying patients who are appropriate candidates for this approach and includes a unique compilation of outcomes-based algorithms for different headache and face pain syndromes.
Neurologists, anesthesiologists, pain physicians, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, and interventional radiologists are the intended audience.
Samer N Narouze, MD, MSc, DABPM, FIPP Chairman, Center for Pain Medicine Summa Western Reserve Hospital Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA
Section I. Indications for Interventional management.- 1. Headache Classifications and Medically Resistant Headaches.- 2. Algorithms for the diagnosis and management of head and face pain.- Section II. Nerve Blocks for head and face pain.- 3. Peripheral nerve block for the management of headache and face pain.- 4. Occipital nerve blocks.- Section III. Cervicogenic Headache.- 5. Occipital neuralgia: The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment.- 6. Glossopharyngeal nerve block.- 7. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block and Radiofrequency Ablation.- 8. Trigeminal Gasserian Ganglion, Maxillary Nerve and Mandibular Nerve blocks.- 9. Interventional treatment for Trigeminal neuralgia: radiofrequency and neuromodulation.- 10. Practical Approach to Cervicogenic Headache.- 11. Atlanto-Axial Joint: Atlanto-Axial Joint Injection and Radiofrequency Ablation.- 12. Third Occipital Nerve Block and Radiofrequency Ablation.- 13. Cervical facet syndrome: cervial medical branch block and radiofrequency ablation .- Section IV. Other Common interventions for headaches.- 14. Intravenous therapy for intractable headaches.- 15. Botulinium toxin injection and headaches.- 16. Epidural blood patch.- Section V. Neuromodulation for head and face pain.- 17. Occipital nerve stimulation for head pain : Surgical leads.- 18. Occipital nerve stimulation for head pain : Percutaneous leads.- 19. Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation.- 20. Deep brain and motor cortex stimulation for head and face pain.