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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 210-215

Effectiveness of ozone-oxygen mixture by ultrasonography-guided facet medial branch block in the treatment of cervicogenic dizziness

1 Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Pain Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Istinye University, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey
3 Department of Anesthesiology, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey
4 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey

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Dr. Oğuz Kadir Eğilmez
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Sakarya University Training and Research Hospital, 3 Floor, 54100 Adapazari, Sakarya
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/indianjotol.indianjotol_179_21

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Purpose: Among many central and peripheral causes of vertigo, one of the factors whose pathophysiology is not yet understood is cervicogenic dizziness (CD). There are studies reporting that CD may benefit from facet joint medial bundle branch block (MBB). The purpose of our study was to share our experiences of MBB application using ultrasonography (USG) in patients diagnosed with CD. Materials and Methods: After physical examination and necessary cervical imaging, C1, C2 and C3 cervical facet joint MBB and ozone injection were performed using USG for patients who had vertigo and accompanying cervical pathology and neck pain. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of the treatment, pain levels with the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) and the effect of vertigo on the quality of life with the “Dizziness Handicap Inventory (DHI)” Turkish validation questionnaire were documented. Results: Thirty-five patients who met the criteria were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 50.8 ± 10.7. Of the 35 patients, 10 (28.6%) were male and 25 (71.4%) were female. There was a significant difference between the preoperative period and the postoperative 1st, 2nd, and 6th week VAS scores. A significant difference was found between the preoperative and the postoperative 2nd and 6th week DHI questionnaire survey results as well. Conclusions: In the follow-up after the procedures, it was observed that vertigo complaints of the patients decreased significantly.

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