greater occipital nerve

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great·er oc·cip·i·tal nerve

[TA]
medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the second cervical nerve; sends branches to the semispinalis capitis and multifidus cervicis, but is mainly sensory, supplying the back part of the scalp, meningeal branches to the posterior cranial fossa, and pain and proprioceptive branches to the first cervical nerve for the suboccipital muscles.
Synonym(s): nervus occipitalis major [TA]

great·er oc·cip·i·tal nerve

(grā'tĕr ok-sip'i-tăl nĕrv) [TA]
Medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the second cervical nerve; sends branches to the semispinalis capitis and multifidus cervicis, but is mainly sensory, supplying the back part of the scalp, meningeal branches to the posterior cranial fossa, and pain and proprioceptive branches to the first cervical nerve for the suboccipital muscles.

greater occipital nerve

A prominent sensory component of the dorsal ramus of spinal nerve C2. It leaves the spinal canal between the first and second vertebrae and runs up the back of the neck to innervate the skin over the occipital bone of the skull.
Synonym: occipital nerve
See also: nerve

great·er oc·cip·i·tal nerve

(grā'tĕr ok-sip'i-tăl nĕrv) [TA]
Medial branch of the dorsal primary ramus of the second cervical nerve; sends branches to the semispinalis capitis and multifidus cervicis but is mainly sensory, supplying back part of scalp, meningeal branches to the posterior cranial fossa, and pain and proprioceptive branches to first cervical nerve for the suboccipital muscles.
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After non-invasive approaches to the management of his occipital neuralgia failed, bilateral greater occipital nerve blocks conferred symptom relief in a matter of hours.
Bilateral greater occipital nerve blocks were performed under ultrasound guidance with 3 mL of 0.
The dorsal rami of C2 gives rise to the greater occipital nerve, while the lesser occipital nerve is a combination of both the C2 and C3 ventral rami.
With ONS, a small programmable implanted device sends electrical impulses to the greater occipital nerve, which runs from the top of the spinal cord to the base of the scalp.
We performed a greater occipital nerve block with bupivacaine 0.
The investigators proposed that they exert a local effect through the greater occipital nerve.
For reasons that are unclear, greater occipital nerve blocks seem to work well, giving some patients up to 13 days free of cluster headaches, even when their pain (like that of most cluster patients) is not located in the occipital area.
During this exposure, occasionally the venous plexus surrounding the greater occipital nerve was damaged, with consequent moderate venous bleeding, which was controlled by applying a hemostatic agent and by using bipolar coagulation.
12) Occipital neuralgia is a condition associated with paroxysmal jabbing pain in the distribution of the greater occipital nerves or the third occipital nerve, typically as a result of entrapment of a nerve along it course.
Posteriorly the greater occipital and third occipital nerves (posterior rami of C2 and C3 respectively) extend to the vertex and posterior scalp respectively.

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