Lesser Occipital Nerve Block

Specialized Treatment at Genesis Pain Management

Lesser Occipital Nerve Block

Welcome to Genesis Pain Management, your partner in transforming chronic pain treatment. If you’re seeking relief from conditions such as occipital neuralgia or persistent headaches, our advanced medical techniques and compassionate care are here to make a significant impact on your well-being.

Understanding Lesser Occipital Nerve Block:

A Lesser Occipital Nerve Block is a specialized procedure designed to diagnose and alleviate pain originating from the lesser occipital nerve, which runs along the back of the head. This procedure involves the precise injection of a local anesthetic and sometimes a corticosteroid into the nerve, providing relief from pain.

Our Approach to Lesser Occipital Nerve Block:

At Genesis Pain Management, we understand the debilitating impact of conditions that can be alleviated through a Lesser Occipital Nerve Block. Our team of experts employs the latest medical advancements to provide effective relief, offering hope and improved quality of life.


Before proceeding with treatment, our experienced physicians conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether a Lesser Occipital Nerve Block is the appropriate option for you. This procedure is commonly used to treat conditions such as occipital neuralgia, tension headaches, and other forms of persistent head pain.

The Procedure

During the Lesser Occipital Nerve Block procedure, a skilled physician carefully guides a thin needle to the targeted lesser occipital nerve. A mixture of a local anesthetic and sometimes a corticosteroid is injected, interrupting pain signals and providing relief.

Personalized Treatment Plan

We believe in creating personalized treatment plans that address your unique condition and pain experience. If the Lesser Occipital Nerve Block proves successful in alleviating your symptoms, it can serve as a foundation for further pain management strategies or guide more targeted therapies.

Why Choose Genesis Pain Management?


Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced physicians specializing in pain management.

Cutting-Edge Techniques:

We embrace the latest medical advancements to ensure the most effective and minimally invasive treatments.

Patient-Centric Approach:

Your comfort, well-being, and quality of life are at the center of everything we do.

Compassionate Care:

We understand the emotional and physical toll of chronic pain and offer compassionate support at every step.


Our goal is to provide enduring pain relief and enhanced overall well-being, without relying solely on conventional methods.

Take the First Step Towards Pain Relief:

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A Lesser Occipital Nerve Block is a minimally invasive procedure designed to diagnose and provide relief from chronic headaches and pain located at the back of the head, often originating from the lesser occipital nerve—a nerve that runs along the scalp. This procedure involves injecting a local anesthetic and potentially a corticosteroid near the nerve to interrupt pain signals and offer relief.

During the procedure, a skilled physician uses fluoroscopic guidance to accurately locate the lesser occipital nerve. A combination of a local anesthetic and corticosteroid is then injected near the nerve. This can block pain signals and provide both diagnostic insights and therapeutic relief.

Individuals experiencing chronic headaches or pain at the back of the head, potentially caused by issues with the lesser occipital nerve, may be suitable candidates. Our pain management specialists will evaluate your medical history and condition to determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.

After the Lesser Occipital Nerve Block, you may experience relief from headaches and improved comfort due to the local anesthetic and corticosteroid. Many patients notice improvement within a short time, although individual responses may vary. Keep in mind that this procedure can serve both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, and its effects can vary in duration.