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Occipital Nerve Block


An occipital nerve block is an injection of numbing medication and cortisone (steroid) into the scalp at the back of the head. It is used in the diagnosis and treatment of occipital neuralgia (nerve pain) or tension headaches. If you respond well to the block it may be repeated. Although uncommon, risks may include bleeding, infection, nerve damage and allergic reaction to the medication.

At Neuroscience Associates of Northern Kentucky we know you are seeking relief and expert Pain Management.  Our expertise will help start you on the road to recovery.  Schedule an appointment and let our doctors assess your unique condition and discuss treatment options that are right for you.