Had my second set of injection today. I have gone 6 weeks migraine free. This has been the best thing I have done since I have started fighting my migraine battle over 11 years ago. Greater occipital nerve block injections. I will not lie the injections do hurt but 5-10 minutes of pain is worth the end result. You will be sore and have pain for 4 days after but still worth it!
What is an Occipital Nerve Block? A Occipital Nerve Block is an injection of local anesthetic and steroid around the occipital nerve. This is used to treat chronic head pain. This injection can be used for therapeutic as well as diagnostic.
Chronic myofascial pain and chronic migraine pain's awesome MIRACLE!!! It's expensive, not all insurances will cover it (mine won't) BUT I have my life back. There are huge chunks of my life that used to be devoted to pain-non stop nerve pain for months at a time. Blinding, vomiting pain. Yes the procedure hurts like cuss word, the results are amazing. Who would have thought Botox would ever be an answered prayer?
An occipital nerve block is an injection of a steroid or other medication around the greater and lesser occipital nerves that are located on the back of the More: www.kevinlimd.com/treatment/interventional-procedures/occipital-nerve-block/