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Occipital Nerve Blocks Kennesaw, GA

Occipital Nerve Blocks

The occipital nerves include the greater occipital nerves and small nerves that stem from the top of the spine and span up the back of the head. These nerves can be affected by inflammation in the upper spine or by muscle tension, causing pain in the back of the head. One option for treating pain caused by occipital nerve irritation is a nerve block injection, one of our treatments for chronic headaches and occipital neuralgia we offer at Medici Medical Arts.

Nerves that are exposed to pinching or pressure can cause pain. The occipital nerves are susceptible to irritation, starting at the top of the cervical spine and through the neck and head where the nerves span. Arthritis and inflammation in the spine cause occipital nerve pressure as can inflammation in muscles or tendons in the neck and scalp. This creates chronic headaches and pain in the back of the head. Occipital nerve block injections may be effective in relieving the inflammation and reducing head pain.

Conditions Treated with Occipital Nerve Blocks

There are several symptoms and conditions that can be relieved with occipital nerve block injections. They include:

  • Migraines
  • Chronic tension or cluster headaches
  • Occipital neuralgia
  • Pain in the back of the head or only one side of the head

To perform the procedure, an injection of local anesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroid is placed near the affected greater and lesser occipital nerves. The local anesthesia offers immediate relief, and the steroid can reduce inflammation over the next few days. If the injection is successful in relieving the head pain, it can identify the source of the condition for further treatment.

If you have pain that is localized in the upper neck and back of the head, you may be suffering from occipital nerve irritation. To explore treatments including occipital nerve block injections, contact us at Medici Medical Arts today. We have clinics located in the greater Atlanta area for treating chronic pain disorders.

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OUR PATIENT REVIEWS

Medici Medical Arts

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 18 reviews

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.

Maryola

Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Medical Arts both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.

Meredith

Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

Tiffany

After a major car accident I saw Dr. Sonny for my neck & back pain. He was very knowledgeable about treatment options & really listened to all my concerns. Trigger point injections are helping me currently & I will continue to come back to Dr. Sonny.

Christina S.

I am thrilled with the care I have received from Dr. Dosanjh. He has a fabulous staff that is caring and attentive. I had serious back pain that was hindering my quality of life. Now I am on my way to being discharged. I am very thankful for all they did for me. I will not miss the pain I was in but there is no doubt that l will miss them.

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