In patients with Eagle syndrome (ES), ultrasound guided glossopharyngeal nerve block reduces pain and increases quality of life for at least 1 week post block compared with landmark glossopharyngeal nerve block.
Why this matters
Current treatment options for ES include pain medications and glossopharyngeal nerve block (GPNB).
In other chronic pain conditions, ultrasound guided nerves blocks show advantages over landmark techniques, however, ultrasound use in ES has not been investigated.
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