Chronic headaches are very prevalent and studies reflect that 5% of the global population is affected by this type of pain.
For those who suffer from the worst forms of chronic head pain, an occipital nerve block can help them relieve their pain reducing the inflammation and getting back to their life.
Some conditions that are treated with occipital nerve blocks include:
An occipital nerve block is a minimally invasive injection of a steroid or other medication around the greater and lesser occipital nerves that are located on the back of the head just above the neck area.
Occipital nerve blocks may result in pain relief lasting up to several months, depending on the response of the individual patient to this treatment.