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.

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Perceived effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
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  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Occipital Nerve Block

Severe
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Moderate
3
Mild
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None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Occipital Nerve Block

Hospitalization
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1
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Dosages

Adherence


Always
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5
56%
Usually
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1
11%
Sometimes
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3
33%
Never
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0
0%

Burden


Very
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1
11%
Somewhat
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2
22%
A little
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4
44%
Not at all
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2
22%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
6
200%
Cost per month
$100-199
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1
33%
Cost per month
$50-99
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2
67%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
Cost per month
< $25
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0%
Cost per month
Not specified
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Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Occipital Nerve Block.