Occipital Nerve Block

Occipital Nerve Block

Occipital Treatments

Occipital nerve blocks reduce swelling around the occipital nerves and chronic pain associated with tension headaches, migraine headaches, and occipital neuralgia. This injection contains a local anesthetic and steroid medication, which is typically injected into the greater and lesser occipital nerves located above the neck and around the back of the head. Patients may experience significant pain relief immediately after the injection that lasts anywhere from several days to a few months.

The first step in treating your pain is to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, you and your doctor can determine your best treatment options. At The Pain Center, we offer traditional and state-of-the-art therapies to treat your pain and help get you back to your normal activities.

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