Occipital neuralgia is a disorder of the nervous system that injures or inflames the occipital nerves, which are the nerves that extend from the top of spinal cord to the scalp, according to WebMD. Due to its similarity ... More »

An occipital nerve block is an injection of medication around the occipital nerves at the back of the head just above the neck area, explains Ohio Health. The injection is designed to reduce inflammation and swelling of ... More »

The benefits of an occipital nerve injection include the reduction of swelling and inflammation around the nerves and surrounding structures, which in turn relieves pain, especially due to tension headaches or migraines,... More »

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An occipital nerve block is a procedure that uses a special type of injection to numb one or both of the occipital nerves that originate in a patient's back in order to reduce the pain she feels along the back of her hea... More »

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