Headache Anatomy and Mechanisms of Peripheral Nerve Interventions

Part of the Headache book series (HEAD)


The functional anatomy of the trigeminal nerve and upper cervical nerves in transmitting head and neck pain is briefly reviewed. The chapter will focus on specific structures that interventional approaches target in headache management. The aim is to provide a general view and an understanding of the mechanisms underlying peripheral nerve interventions in clinical practice.


Anatomy Migraine Trigeminovascular system Brainstem Cortex Blood–brain barrier 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Algology Neuropsychiatry CenterAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.University of Health Sciences, Department of NeurologyAnkaraTurkey
  3. 3.Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Department of NeurologyAnkaraTurkey

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