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 Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Migraine headaches 12 7
Chronic headaches 11 3
Cluster Headaches 2 2
Headaches 2 1
Pain 2 1
Basilar Migraine 1 1

Show all 15 reasons taken


  • 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 1
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Occipital Nerve Block

Side effect Patients
Flashbacks 1
High blood pressure increased 1
Migraine 1
Nausea 1
Nightmares 1
Night or sleep terrors 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Occipital Nerve Block

Dosage Patients
as needed 2
monthly 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 2
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 8
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