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Occipital Nerve Blocks

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.