Center for Pain Medicine Hosts 9th Annual Head and Neck BootCamp


Western Reserve Hospital’s Center for Pain Medicine hosted the 9th annual American Interventional Headache Society’s (AIHS) Head and Neck BootCamp on Friday, October 15. Physicians from across the country visited the facility to observe live head and neck procedures.

Samer Narouze, MD, PhD, Chairman, Center of Pain Medicine, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Neurosurgery at Ohio University and Ohio State University, and Dmitri Souza, Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology, Western Reserve Hospital, led the BootCamp.

The goal of the event is to enhance the learning experience needed for the management of difficult intractable head, neck and orofacial pain cases. Attendees had access to a full day of focused, intense clinical experience with an average of 20 head and neck procedures to observe, including:

  • Trigeminal ganglion block/RFA
  • Cervical facet nerve block
  • Cervical facet RFA
  • Botox injections
  • SPG block
  • Occipital nerve block
  • Cervical nerve root injection
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Atlantoaxial joint injection
  • C2-3 joint and third occipital nerve block
  • Cervical facet RFA
  • SCS for neck, shoulder and upper extremity pain

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AIHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) national professional organization working for the benefit of people suffering from intractable headache, neck, and orofacial pain that is not responding to conventional treatment. Our purpose is to raise awareness, promote, and advance interventional headache science through better education, patient care and research support.