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Occipital Nerve Blocks

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The greater and lesser occipital nerves run from the top of the cervical spine in the neck to the back and sides of the head. When these nerves are pinched or put under pressure, they can cause neck and head pain, including cluster headaches and migraines. One option for reducing this chronic pain condition is the use of occipital nerve blocks. We offer injection therapy at Hanowell Spine Clinic, including the use of anti-inflammatory injections for occipital nerve pain.

Causes of Occipital Nerve Irritation

There are many different conditions that put pressure on the occipital nerves. Muscle tension in the neck can confine the nerves, causing irritation. Cervical spine problems may also be the source of occipital nerve irritation. This could include arthritis, injuries and degenerative diseases that impact the vertebrae and discs in the neck, causing inflammation that impacts the lesser and greater occipital nerves.

Migraine and Cluster Headache Pain Relief

Occipital nerve blocks may offer relief from cluster headaches and migraines that are caused by irritation of the occipital nerves. Our spine specialists use an x-ray guided injection to deliver a local anesthetic and steroid to the precise area of inflammation in the neck or back of the head to relieve pressure on the occipital nerves. The local anesthetic offers quick pain relief for a few hours. The steroid injection usually requires 2-3 days to become effective, reducing inflammation and offering pain relief.

Migraines, cluster headaches and localized head pain near the occipital nerves can impact your quality of life. Relieving pressure on the occipital nerves could offer you relief and control localized head pain. Contact Hanowell Spine Clinic to schedule an exam and consultation to discuss your symptoms. You may be a candidate for occipital nerve blocks to give you pain relief.

Patient Reviews

Deborah C.

My knees were so bad I could hardly walk. After 3 injections no pain.

Sandra C.

Dr. Michael Hanowell has relieved my sciatica pain. I was in a wheelchair and after the first epidural I was able to walk. After a recent car accident he put several injections in my back and neck which relieved the pain greatly. He and his staff are very considerate and do everything possible to work with you on relieving your pain.

Cheryl A.

Dr Hanowell did my SCS in my back on Wednesday morning and he is one of the best Doctors I have ever met I promise you if I need anything done on my back he will be the one that works on it along with MDPAIN

Wendell M.

Doctor did explain everything be fore he started. He was nice professional and his staff was very nice and polite Great Work

Mike D.

Dr. Hanowell treated my sciatica pain & I went from being in a wheelchair and barely able to walk to being pain free. He is very professional, caring, and conscientious. He has given me several epidurals and trigger point injections for various issues related to age and injuries and his treatments were very effective. His staff is also very professional.

Pain Healed

Dr. Michael Hanowell , Kind, patient, great listener, willingness to help. Looking forward to feeling better. Thank You Dr. Hanowell.

logo Hanowell Spine Clinic, LLC. Covington, GA

4142 Mill St. NE
Covington, GA 30014

Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Phone: (770) 787- 3550

Fax: (770) 787- 2304

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