OCCIPITAL NERVE BLOCK

Headache Treatment with Occipital Nerve Block

If you’ve ever experienced a headache, you know how debilitating it can be. Now imagine chronic head pain that doesn’t respond to over-the-counter medications or lifestyle changes. When the pain is felt in the back, front and/or sides of the head, and you feel like you’re in pain more often than you’re not, it might be worth looking into headache treatment with Occipital Nerve Block. The highly-trained Texas Pain Care team in the Sugar Land, Missouri City and Houston areas is available to review all treatment options to ensure each patient is able to live a pain-free life.

WHAT IS AN OCCIPITAL NERVE BLOCK?

To first understand how a nerve block works, it’s important to understand the anatomy of the cervical spine. The occipital nerves are a group of nerves in the back of the head. They arise from the C2 and C3 spinal nerves (C is for “cervical” and refers to vertebrae in your neck). This very important group of nerves brings sensation to the back and top of the head. 

There are three types of occipital nerves, which unfortunately allow for three different type of pain sensations: