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Nerve Blocks

Earlier this year it was reported at the annual meeting of neurologists (The American Academy of Neurology) that treating migraine headaches with occipital nerve block was effective.

Occipital nerve block is a procedure where anesthetic agents (lidocaine and bupivacaine) are injected near the occipital nerve on the back of the head near the base of the skull on the side of the migraine headache. Within five minutes after the nerve block, 60% of patients had mild or no headache and 75% of patients had mild or no light sensitivity (photophobia).

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