Occipital Nerve Block
Occipital neuralgia is defined as a paroxysmal shooting or stabbing pain in the distribution of the greater or lesser occipital nerves accompanied by diminished sensation or dysesthesia in the affected area. The pain originates in the suboccipital region and radiates over the vertex. A suggestive history and clinical examination with short-term pain relief after infiltration with local anesthetic confirm the diagnosis.
Criteria for diagnosis
At Pain Spa Dr Krishna is very experienced in performing interventional pain treatments. Dr Krishna always performs occipital nerve blocks under ultrasound guidance for greater accuracy and improved safety.