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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 »

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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 »

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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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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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A spinal nerve block procedure involves the use of fluoroscopic or computed tomography imaging to guide the injection of anesthetic or anti-inflammatory medication as closely as possible to the affected nerve root, accor... More »

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According to the Mayo Clinic, people who receive cortisone shots in the back should expect to protect their backs and the injection area by avoiding heavy lifting and other activities that might cause strain. They may al... More »

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