What is Occipital Nerve Block?

Category: Procedures

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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 head just above the neck area.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
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0
Perceived effectiveness
Purpose
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 0
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Occipital Nerve Block

Side effect Patients
High blood pressure increased 1
Migraine 1
Nausea 1
Numbness in face 1
Rebound headaches 1
Sweating excessive 1

Show all 7 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Occipital Nerve Block

Dosage Patients
as needed 3
monthly 1

Adherence


Always
Patients
6
60%
Usually
Patients
1
10%
Sometimes
Patients
3
30%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
1
10%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
2
20%
A little hard to take
Patients
5
50%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
2
20%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
10%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
20%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
7
70%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Occipital Nerve Block.