Occipital Nerve Block

Head Pain Relief

An occipital nerve block is a medical treatment used to help reduce pain in the back of your head caused by certain conditions, such as headaches or neck injuries. This treatment involves injecting a special medication called a local anesthetic into the occipital nerves, which are located at the base of your skull.

The Procedure

To perform the injection, a doctor will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. They will then insert a small needle through your skin and guide it to the occipital nerves using ultrasound guidance.

Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic is injected. The medication works by blocking the occipital nerves from sending pain signals to your brain.

The injection typically only takes a few minutes to complete and you can usually go home the same day. You may need to rest for a short period of time after the injection and avoid strenuous activity for a few days.

It’s important to note that this treatment should only be done under the guidance of a medical professional and after careful consideration of your individual health needs.