Are you suffering from chronic headaches or other pain in the neck or head? You may consider occipital nerve block treatments at Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic. We offer this effective pain management solution to patients in Longwood, Orlando and Ocoee, FL.
What is an Occipital Nerve Block?
An occipital nerve block is a nerve block technique that is used to interrupt nerve signals along the occipital nerves. This is done by injecting both a local anesthetic and a steroid medication into the occipital nerves. These nerves are found in the back of the head, just above the neck. Damage or inflammation to these nerves can cause chronic pain in the head, and may be responsible for chronic headaches. This can make daily activities uncomfortable or difficult to perform. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers occipital nerve block treatments to help patients find relief from conditions that cause this pain.
What is an Occipital Nerve Block Used to Treat?
The occipital nerve block is often used to treat headaches, nerve damage or other conditions that produce chronic pain in the head or neck. The occipital nerve block will block pain signals from being transmitted through the nerves, providing patients with immediate and often long-lasting relief.
What Can I Expect from an Occipital Nerve Block?
During the occipital nerve block treatment, a small needle is inserted into the occipital nerves where pain is believed to be originating. We will ensure that you are adequately numbed for this process. Once the needle is in place, the local anesthetic and steroid medication is injected directly into the group of nerves. The local anesthetic will provide immediate relief, although it will only last for a few hours. Pain may return briefly, but the steroid medication should take effect within a few days, producing the full results of treatment. During your initial visit with one of our doctors, we will determine the best approach for your occipital nerve block treatment and tell you what you can expect from your treatment.
Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment and determine if you are a good candidate for the occipital nerve block treatment. Advanced Interventional Pain Clinic offers this treatment to patients living in Ocoee, Longwood, Orlando and surrounding Florida areas.