Occipital Nerve Injection

The occipital nerve block is a procedure to treat pain originating at the back of the head, such as a migraine headache.

Nurse with Patient Before a Pain Block - Semmes Murphey Clinic

Certain types of headaches that start over the back of the skull and go behind the ears and up over the top of the head to the forehead arise from the occipital nerves. These nerves can be squeezed between layers of muscle, which irritates the nerves and can causes headaches. An injection done in the office can help take the pressure off the nerves and reduce this type of headache.

We perform all pain blocks within our on-site surgery center so that you can return to normal daily activities as quickly as possible.

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