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What Is An Occipital Nerve Block?

Posted by MAPS Education Team on Dec 16, 2014

The occipital nerve is located at the back of the head just above the neck. An occipital nerve block is an injection of a steroid or other medication around the greater and lesser occipital nerve. The occipital nerve block helps reduce pain and other symptoms caused by irritation of the nerves and surrounding structures. This can be beneficial to people who experience migraines, cluster and tension headaches.

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Topics: Headaches, Occipital Nerve Block