Home / Conditions / Headaches


There are numerous types and causes of headaches. Arthritis in the cervical spine can cause cervicogenic headaches in the neck and posterior head that tends to be worse with neck movement. This type of headache can be treated with cervical facet blocks and neural ablation procedures. 

Occipital neuralgia is a cause of posterior headaches. This can cause sharp, shooting, aching or burning pain that starts at the base of the head and extends along the scalp on either one or both sides. This type of headache can be treated with occipital nerve blocks which involves injecting local anesthetic and steroid near the occipital nerve at its origin in the posterior scalp area to reduce the pain in this region.