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Occipital nerve block injections

This was recommended by my doctor due to my migraines and ALLODYNIA. Has anyone tried this?


  1. Hi tequila,

    Thank you for your question and being here with us. I've not had this procedure but know others who have had with success with it. It seems from what I've heard, it either works for temporary pain relief (a few months) or not at all. But we're all different and what doesn't work for one, may work for the other.

    Hopefully others will be along shortly to share their experiences with you!


    1. WE tried this for my daughter last week. Unfortunately it did nothing for her

      1. I'm sorry to hear your daughter didn't get any relief, soph512, Has the doctor suggested another treatment?


    2. I tried these for several years as they were the favored, well, really the only treatment offered by my neurologist at the time. They did nothing for me, and triggered a migraine every time. We eventually switched neurologists, and now I get botox, which works very well. I've talked to many people for whom nerve blocks work, so I think it may just depend on the triggers for your migraines (the same way migraine surgery will work for some and not others.)

      1. Hi GardensatNight,

        You're right about the nerve blocks. Some people have relief for a few months while others, nothing.

        Thanks for being here and contributing!


    3. Hello
      I have had occipital nerve blocks done 3 times in the past with no success. I am having Botox treatment every 3 months which has been working quite well. However, for the last month or so, my migraines feel like they have just been continuous. My neurologist has suggested nerve block again. I think that I am in so much pain and have been for so long that I don’t feel like I can even describe where the pain is anymore. It just hurts everywhere. Does anybody else ever feel that way?

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