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 Patients Patients with evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Chronic headaches 8 0
Migraine headaches 5 2
Headaches 2 0
Neck pain 1 0
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1 0
Trigeminal Neuralgia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Occipital Nerve Block"

Severe
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Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
1

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Occipital Nerve Block

Sweating excessive 1
Swelling in legs, feet and ankles 1
High blood pressure increased 1

Dosages

Adherence
Always
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Usually
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Sometimes
2 100%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
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Somewhat
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A little
2 100%
Not at all
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Cost
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
1 100%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
0 0%
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