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Neurological Pain Injections

Greater Occipital Nerve (GON) block

Occipital nerve blocks are injections that reduce pain and inflammation around the nerve that starts in the base of the skull. Greater Occipital Nerve (GON) block is an injection which contains small dose of local anesthetic and/or steroid which is injected around the greater occipital nerve. The injections may be given on one side, or on both. The greater occipital nerves travel up each side of the back of the head. It is carried out in an office setting. Physician usually feel around the back of your head to locate the best place for the injection. The injection involves a fine needle. Some people find the injection stings a little bit, but generally it’s well tolerated and only takes a few minutes.

Trigger Point Injections

Trigger point injections are a pain management treatment that involves injecting a local anesthetic, sometimes combined with a steroid medication, into a trigger point to relax muscles and relieve pain. Trigger point injections are used to treat chronic pain in different body parts such as neck, shoulder, mid back and lower back.

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