Occipital Nerve Block

Performed by Ark-La-Tex Spine Care – serving Shreveport, Bossier City and the surrounding areas

This injection relieves headache pain. They help treat conditions such as Episodic migraines, Chronic migraines, Episodic cluster headaches, Chronic cluster headaches, Tension headaches, Occipital neuralgia. Medication is injected near the occipital nerve to help block pain signal transmission to the brain, thereby reducing headache pain.

Procedure information:

  • Local anesthetic or neurolytic agent will be used on injection site to numb the area that is causing discomfort

Typical Benefits/Outcomes:

The procedure takes less than 15 minutes to perform. Many patients experience relief that may last up to several months. The patient can typically return to work the following day.